Istanbul Modern

So far so good. I’ve been having nice time. There is a ton to see in Istanbul, and I’ll try to get photos up tomorrow. I’ve fallen in with a good crowd at the guesthouse, and we’re heading to a New Year’s party tonight. It looks like I’ll arrive in 2011 a few hours ahead of schedule.

Istanbul Modern started in 2005. Often with art I find that most pieces I could take or leave, but a few grab me, and this was the case here as well. There was an extensive use of video loops and some computer-generated video. A couple sculptures based on Bucky balls were my favorites, and I probably should have snuck pictures of them but didn’t. This mosque was just outside The museum. There are buildings like this all over Istanbul.


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