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Forging the Future

Forging the Future with the Tip of the Pen from This Is Our City on Vimeo. Reminds me of what I read about Ottoman miniaturists My Name is Red. HT: Christianity Today Advertisements

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Woodpecker

Julie got a painting by Douglas Miller for Christmas. It looks good on our wall.

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Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Our favorite place in Nashville where we didn’t eat anything.

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David (Inspired by Michelangelo)

I stopped by 21C yesterday to see Serkan Özkaya’s massive David (inspired by Michelangelo), which, like me, recently moved from Istanbul to Louisville. I think that conceptual art, when done well, can be really interesting, and Özkaya is one of my favorites. Working … Continue reading

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Contemporary Art at Borusan Holding

Borusan Holding is the main importer of BMW automobiles to Turkey. I have neither the means nor the desire to buy a BMW but I am however interested in contemporary art.  Thankfully, Borusan Holding also has an incredible collection of … Continue reading

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Mesopotamian Dramaturgies

Arter is quickly becoming one of my favorite galleries in Istanbul, and the latest exhibit by Turkish filmmaker and visual artist Kutluğ Ataman is a big reason why. Mesopotamian Dramaturgies is a mostly digital installation that focuses on portraying the … Continue reading

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Hold Me Close to Your Heart

I first heard about Australian artist Patricia Piccinni from Monkey Said Bear (perhaps Kentuckiana’s hippest collaborative blog). I was unfamiliar with hyperrealist sculpture at the time and I found her work to be repulsive, disgusting, and maybe even a little offensive. Around a … Continue reading

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