ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL ARTS & CULTURE FESTIVAL (IST. FESTIVAL)
FOURTH EDITION CREATES ‘CULTURAL MOSAIC’

CURATED AND CO-FOUNDED BY ISTANBUL’74
IN COLLABORATION WITH W MAGAZINE

ISTANBUL’74 presented the fourth edition of the Istanbul International Arts and Culture Festival (IST. Festival) in collaboration with W Magazine from June 13 through June 15, 2014.

IST. FESTIVAL was hosted by Demet Müftüoglu Eşeli (ISTANBUL’74 founder), Alphan Eşeli (ISTANBUL’74 founder), Stefano Tonchi (Editor in Chief, W) and Armand Limnander (Deputy Editor, W).

This year’s theme was “Intercultural Dialogues in Arts & Culture.” To celebrate our global ‘cultural mosaic,’ ISTANBUL’74 brought together artists that preserve their heritage and culture, in and outside of their geographical boundaries, by retaining their diversity and influencing the world with their cultural ethnicities.

Curator and Organizer: ISTANBUL’74
In Collaboration with: W Magazine
Festival Supporter: Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Main Sponsor: VAKKO
Hotel Sponsor: Pera Palace Jumeirah
Sponsor of Transportation: Audi
Sponsor of Hospitality: X Flats
Supporters: The Reserveland, Halas, Selamlique Istanbul, Nespresso
Venues: VAKKO Fashion Center, Pera Museum
CIP Services: Primeclass

ABOUT ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL ARTS & CULTURE FESTIVAL (IST. Festival)
Since its inception in 2010, IST. Festival has forged cultural and artistic relations by gathering leading cultural figures from around the globe using the city of Istanbul as a center stage and meeting point. In the course of three days, the admission-free festival offers the public audience the unique opportunity to attend open panels and talks, screenings, workshops, exhibitions while giving them the chance to experience artistic collaborations and performances based on the past, current and future topics in arts and culture.

A fascinating and unique experience that forges cultural and artistic relations by bringing together some of the world’s most talented and creative minds to the city of Istanbul. Visitors have the opportunity to attend open panels, talks, workshops, exhibitions and screenings that last for three days. It is open to the public and free-of-admission.

Attended by writers, directors, actors, filmmakers, musicians, artists, designers and performers, the festival brings together creative minds that share a compassion that leads to a global vocabulary of emotions.

Past international participants have included Tilda Swinton, Gore Vidal, Zaha Hadid, Franca Sozzani, Reha Erdem, Terry Gilliam, Alphan Eşeli, Ryan McGinley, Kirsten Dunst, Marco Mueller, Sir Vs Naipaul, Özalp Birol, Gareth Pugh, Courtney Love, Dan Colen, Haider Ackermann, Ayşe Kulin, Michael Nyman, Taner Ceylan, Jefferson Hack, Sam Taylor-Wood, Andrew Dominik, Mario Sorrenti, Ferzan Özpetek ve Mark Romanek amongst many others.

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