Keeping you up to beat with the latest on the global arts and culture scene.
On this episode of Showcase, watch: NFT Market Implosion 00:02Guest: Adryenn Ashley, Co-founder of the Billionaire Zombie's ClubNFT Rug Pulls 08:49Guest: Alex Gomez, Creator of “cyberscrilla.com”Permanent NFT Museum 16:02NFTs Climate Problem 20:02NFT Puppets 22:45
On this episode of Showcase, watch: Cabaret 00:02Nosferatu Turns 100 03:21The Godfather’s Golden Anniversary 06:11Ignoring the Male Gaze 12:10The Blake Edwards Revolution 14:36A Blockbusting Children’s Film 18:04Return of the Meta Horror Film 20:59
On this episode of Showcase, watch: Harry Potter Books 00:02Guest: Valerie Frankel, AuthorJK Rowling’s Writing JourneyHarry Potter MoviesGuest: Mark Esper, Film Reviewer and PodcasterLello Bookstore
On this episode of Showcase, watch:Thor: Love and Thunder 00:02Guest: Kayleigh Donaldson, Pop Culture Writer and CriticHarumichi Shibasaki 09:56James Cook 12:30Brooklyn Recreated 15:08Frank Tashlin 17:36Digital Art Heist 20:39Fusion of Sensen 23:00
Marvel season is revving up into high gear with Thor: Love and Thunder. But be warned, this is not your typical super-hero movie. In fact, Alican Pamir thinks it's a fitting love letter to the late Marvel editor Stan Lee.Guest: Kayleigh Donaldson, Pop Culture Writer and Critic
Filmmaker Frank Tashlin changed both the animation and movie industries, but never got the recognition he deserved. Now his breakthrough feature Son of Paleface is having a platinum anniversary. And in our Movie Almanac, Alican Pamir decided to give the late auteur his due.
On this episode of Showcase, watch: Margaret Keane 00:02Guest: Alexandre Aimee, Mixed-media Visual ArtistNew Cultural Platform 11:10Palestinian Music Festival 13:47Shortcuts 15:13Preserving Lebanese Crafts 16:55Serpentine Pavillion 2022 19:24Beja Power 22:22
There was a good chance that Margaret Keane's death could have gone unnoticed. That the art world may have never known her genius. But a courtroom battle with her ex-husband nearly 50 years ago, changed all of that. Alican Pamir explains.Guest: Alexandre Aimee, Mixed-media Visual Artist
A Turkish government agency asked: `What Does the Youth Like?` And a million replies came in, inspiring the launch of a new online platform. Esra Durust explains.
On this episode of Showcase, watch: Cuneyt Arkin 00:02Guest: Savas Arslan, Director of Fine Arts at Dokuz Eylul UniversityShortcuts 08:56John McLaughlin 10:51Africa Fashion in V&A 22:14
John McLaughlin has taken jazz fusion into weird and wonderful places. And the British guitarist is returning to his 1970s roots, by recording a new Shakti album. That's the legendary band he lead alongside Indian violin, percussion and Ghuh-tuhm players. But the ever prolific musician shows no sign of slowing down despite being 80 years old.…
Depending on where you're from, actor Cuneyt Arkin is an icon of either the independent scene or the world of b-rated material. But either way, his success was unlikely. And in the wake of his recent passing, Alican Pamir wanted to revisit this career that was literally made on a shoestring budget.Guest: Savas Arslan, Director of Fine Arts at Dokuz…
On this episode of Showcase, watch: Music of Ibrahim Maalouf 00:02Guest: Ibrahim Maalouf, Trumpeter, Composer, Producer & WriterHarry Potter 25th 11:32Mad House 13:52Shortcuts 15:54Commentary: Why Jurassic World Dominion is a Good Film 18:04Zero Star Hotel 20:32Serpentine Pavilion 2022 22:35
Jurassic World Dominion earned some big bucks, but even more criticism. It only garnered a fresh rating of 30 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. But Alican Pamir seems to think that it's actually a film that's misunderstood. Here's his take.
Trumpeter and composer Ibrahim Maalouf is performing in Istanbul, as part of his 'Capacity To Love’ world tour. We dive into Ibrahim Maalouf’s musical journey and have a chat with him. Guest: Ibrahim Maalouf, Trumpeter, Composer, Producer & Writer
On this episode of Showcase, watch: Elvis Movie 00:02Guest: Scott Davis, Film CriticShortcuts 13:14VR Egypt 14:53 Migration Artist 15:55Artist in Detention 17:11 India’s Suzhal 20:14Moroccan Animation 22:47
Making a series go global is no easy task, and try doing it in India's Tamil language. Yet, Amazon Prime seems to have pulled it off and the local actors on the show couldn't be more ecstatic. Zeynep Gokce has more.
The new Elvis biopic comes with big expectations but also with some discussions about art and race. Was Elvis an ambassador for black music or a white man getting rich off of appropriating black culture? Guest: Scott Davis, Film Critic
On this episode of Showcase, watch: Tribeca Festival 00:02Guest: Rebekah Louisa Smith, Founder of The Film Festival DoctorShortcuts 11:56Spiderhead 13:08 A Good Deed 15:55Nail Art 18:07The Black Phone 19:20Japanese Art of Diplomacy 21:48Jean-Michel Basquiat 24:06
Tribeca Festival once again wrapped up in the Big Apple - bringing together big names with up-and-coming filmmakers. But despite changing dynamics and the after effects of the covid19 pandemic, does New York still have that film-capital flavour?Guest: Rebekah Louisa Smith, Founder of The Film Festival Doctor…
On this episode of Showcase, watch: Jurassic World 00:02Guest: Mark Esper, Film Reviewer and PodcasterDocumenta Fifteen 13:04 Shortcuts 14:13Waves as Fine Art 16:18Beirut Cinema Days 18:49Press as Art 20:40
Critics hated Jurassic World Dominion, but the movie made a lot of money at the box office. Is all that cash why none of the franchise’s sequels could match the critical success of the original? Mark Esper has a few answers. Guest: Mark Esper, Film Reviewer and Podcaster
On this episode of Showcase, watch: Paula Rego 00:02Guest: Ruth Millington, Art Historian and Author of MuseTRT Metaverse 12:21Kimono Exhibition at the Met 15:17 Shortcuts 17:52Norway’s National Museum 19:42David Hockney 22:21
On this episode of Showcase, watch: Paula Rego 00:02Guest: Ruth Millington, Art Historian and Author of MuseTRT Metaverse 12:21Kimono Exhibition at the Met 14:16 Shortcuts 16:51Norway’s National Museum 18:52David Hockney 21:46
Paula Rego's art has had an unquestionably serious effect on how society treats women. With Rego's passing last week, we wanted to remember her, by looking at how she tackled a range of tough topics that include everything ... from abortion to democracy. Guest: Ruth Millington, Art Historian and Author of Muse…
Just like Facebook, Star Wars, and Epic Games, TRT is now building its own Metaverse. It's not out yet, but Alican Pamir has this glimpse.
On this episode of Showcase, watch: Indian Singer Moosewala’s Murder 00:02Guest: Aditya Menon, Political Editor for The QuintObi-Wan Kenobi 09:02Shortcuts 11:53Serpentine Pavilion 2022 14:21Sudan's Bejan Music 17:18E.T. Anniversary 19:40Art for Help: Ukraine 22:37
The Star Wars movies and their multimedia spin-offs are defined by their special effects and action sequences. But Obi-Wan Kenobi brings a depth of character to the franchise. Alican Pamir has more.
Popular singer Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead, a day after police withdrew his security detail. While the attack on Wala might be over gang retaliation, famous musicians in Punjab state have faced violence for years. Aditya Menon joins us to explain why.Guest: Aditya Menon, Political Editor for The Quint…
On this episode of Showcase, watch: Heard vs Depp Aftermath 00:02Guest: Carrie Baker now, Scholar of Sexual Harassment in USTürkiye’s First AI Curator 09:49Beyoglu Culture Route 14:05
The Beyoglu Culture Route Festival is in full swing once again. It's the second edition of the event with an even more intense schedule, offering an extensive selection from stars to emerging artists. Esra Durust went to find out what's going on.
The Johhny Depp-Amber Heard trial reached its verdict: The jury said both parties were defamed by one another, whilst awarding significantly more damages to Depp - a legal win for the actor. But, what does this outcome mean for the #metoo movement? Guest: Carrie Baker now, Scholar of Sexual Harassment in US…
Turkey's Digital Art Festival is under way at a new location. But this time its lead curator is not a person. And neither are some of its artists... Zeynep Gokce has the story...
On this episode of Showcase, watch: Ellen Degeneres 00:02Guest: Andrew Lawrence, Feature Writer for the Guardian US Ukranian Artist in Australia 09:14Shortcuts 12:09Golden Manuscripts 14:22Mona Lisa 18:42Sao Paulo Fashion Week 17:00Edvard Munch in London 18:28NFT Puppets 22:02
The Ellen Degeneres Show has ended in controversy. Now the question remains as to who will get hold of the millions of viewers left behind.Guest: Andrew Lawrence, Feature Writer for the Guardian US
Priceless golden manuscripts from around the world are on show in London. And yes, they're easy on the eye. But the exhibition's organisers want to draw attention on its usage 'as a kind of language' throughout history. Zeynep Gokce tells us more.
On this episode of Showcase, watch: The Gray Man 00:02Guest: Tony Maglio, IndieWire's Business EditorTop Gun: Maverick 08:52Digital Art Heist: Looty 10:19Shortcuts 12:49Cannes: Triangle of Sadness 16:23Guest: Alex Billington, President of FirstShowingDakar Omar Ba 21:16ABBA-tars Take the Stage 24:04
Tom Cruise is back in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and it's a personal best for the movie star. Here’s why.
On this episode of Showcase, watch: NFT Market Implosion 00:02Guest: Geffrey Huntley, Creator of The NFT Bay Feminine Power 11:44Shortcuts 14:24Art of Tim Burton 16:23Speaking in Colours 18:42Zelenskyy: Comic Hero 20:53Ghana’s Movie Posters 21:48Mural Creates a Buzz 24:28
In Ancient Jewish folklore, Lilith sprouted wings and fled Eden, after refusing to obey Adam. Some see her as evil, others a feminist icon. And now she's part of a new UK exhibit, which explores although ways femininity can be celebrated.
On this episode of Showcase, watch: Cannes Film Festival amid Russia-Ukraine Conflict 00:02Guest: Tim Grierson, Senior US Critic for Screen InternationalDavid Hockney: ‘The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020’ 10:56International Istanbul Triennial 14:20Shortcuts 18:08Morocco Gets Animated 19:37Preserving Palestinian Culture 22:21Upcycling Used Design…
For centuries Istanbul's historic Yedikule Dungeons housed countless prisoners. And today, it's a tourist spot where art events take place. Zeynep Gokce went for a tour...
On this episode of Showcase, watch: Court Battle Over August Sander NFTs 00:02Guest: Tom Seymour, Museums and Heritage Editor at The Art NewspaperDavid Hockney: ‘The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020’ 07:16Shortcuts 10:42Interview with Noga Erez 12:12Conversation with Friends 24:02
Noga Erez is in Istanbul as part of a worldwide concert tour and Elif Bereketli sat down with the Israeli musician to learn more about her musical journey.
David Hockney has used fax machines, Polaroids and iPhones to produce art. And last spring, he did a whole show in London full of what he calls 'iPad drawings'. Now that exhibition is here in Istanbul. Esra Durust went to find out why the 85-year-old is such a big fan of painting digitally.
On this episode of Showcase, watch: CI Bloom: NFTs in Istanbul 00:02Guest: Ali Gureli, Chairman of Contemporary IstanbulTakashi Murakami 09:54Doctor Strange 11:32Everything Everywhere All At Once 14:12Printing Art on Cars 16:10Ghana’s Movie Posters 18:15Live Concerts 20:56The ‘Dreamachine’ 22:53
Back in the early 2000s, Sam Raimi broke box-office records with Spider-Man. Now as we near a post-pandemic world -- he's doing it again with Doctor Strange. Alican Pamir has the story.
On this episode of Showcase, watch: Istanbul Heritage Expo 00:02Guest: Olcay Aydemir, ArchitechtThe Northman 08:21Benjamin Franklin Docu-Series 10:31Dancing Away Depression 13.25Shortcuts 15:39NFT Museum 17:31Iraqi Home Cinema 18:59Tony Awards 20:39Turning Sound Into Art 22:26
Fear of failure, anxiety, and depression are familiar feelings to teenagers, no matter where they live. But for one group of girls in Canberra, tackling mental health problems means taking a few dance steps in the right direction.
On this episode of Showcase, watch: Ukrainian Pavilion 00:02Guest: Pavlo Makov, ArtistArtist Who Fled Ukraine 11:15Russian Protests 13:33Guest: Vladimir Piskunov, ViolinistTaras Shevchenko 22:34Art for Peace 24:54