ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL ARTS & CULTURE FESTIVAL (IST. FESTIVAL)
CURATED AND CO-FOUNDED BY ISTANBUL’74 
IN COLLABORATION WITH VISIONAIRE
ISTANBUL’74 presented the third edition of the Istanbul International Arts and Culture Festival (IST. Festival) in collaboration with Visionaire from May 25 through May 27, 2012.
IST. FESTIVAL was hosted by Demet Müftüoglu Eşeli, Alphan Eşeli, Cecilia Dean, James Kaliardos and Stephen Gan.
Curator and Organizer: ISTANBUL’74
In Collaboration with: Visionaire
Festival Supporter: Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Main Sponsor: VAKKO
Hotel Sponsor: The Istanbul Edition Hotel
Sponsor of Transportation: Audi
Supporters: Halas, Selamlique Istanbul, Nespresso
Venues: VAKKO Fashion Center, Tophane-i Amire
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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