ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL ARTS & CULTURE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINE-UP FOR ITS FIFTH EDITION 
CURATED AND CO-FOUNDED BY ALPHAN ESELI & DEMET MUFTUOGLU ESELI 
OF ISTANBUL’74 CO-HOSTED BY W MAGAZINE 
MAY 22 - 24, 2015 ISTANBUL, TURKEY 

ISTANBUL’74 announces the fifth edition of the Istanbul International Arts and Culture Festival (IST. Festival) will take place from Friday, May 22 through Sunday, May 24, 2015. IST. Festival will forge cultural relations by bringing together leaders of art, fashion, music, design, and film to the city of Istanbul. 
The festival is hosted by Demet Muftuoglu Eseli (ISTANBUL’74 founder), Alphan Eseli (ISTANBUL’74 founder), and Stefano Tonchi (Editor in Chief, W). 
This year’s theme is “Dialogues on Realism in Arts & Culture.” IST. Festival will explore how innovations in technology and the Internet has influenced visual aesthetics, documentary film making, and the perception of authenticity through panel discussions, talks, screenings, and exhibitions. The festival is free and open to the public. 
The full festival programming is here: http://istanbul74.com/festival/2015/programme/ 

 
INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS 
Alex Prager (Photographer, Filmmaker) 
Armand Limnander (Deputy Editor, W Magazine) 
Carnet de Voyage (Performance) 
Craig McDean (Photographer) 
Daniel Arsham (Artist) 
Delfina Delettrez Fendi (Designer, Jeweler) 
Edward Enninful (Stylist) 
Harvey Keitel (Actor, Producer) 
Francesco Carrozzini (Director, Photographer) 
Gianluca Longo (Editor, Stylist) 
Juliette Lewis (Actress) 
Livia Firth (Creative Director, Eco Age) 
Trevor Paglen (Artist) 
Piera Gelardi (Co-founder, Refinery29) 
Stephen Jones (Milliner) 
Sven Schumann (Journalist) 
Waris Ahluwalia (Actor, Designer) 
Mike Figgis (Director) 
Dan Thawley (Editor in Chief, AMagazineCuratedBy) JR (Artist) 
 

TURKISH PARTICIPANTS
Ali Tufan Koc (Journalist) 
Alphan Eseli (Director) 
Barbaros Altug (Literary Agent) 
Emel Celebi (Film Director) 
Fuat Ergin (Rapper) 
Gurcan Keltek (Film Director) 
Mujde Yazici (Journalist) 
Muammer Brav (Film Critic) 
Zulfu Livaneli (Author)


Curator and Organizer: ISTANBUL’74 
Festival Supporter: Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture and Tourism 
Platin Sponsor: VAKKO 
Gold Sponsor: Chopard 
Hotel Sponsor: Ciragan Palace Kempinski, Pera Palace Jumeirah; 10 Karakoy A Morgans Original 
Sponsor of Transportation: Audi 
Sponsor of Hospitality: X Flats 
Venues: ISTANBUL'74, VAKKO Fashion Center, Soho House Istanbul, Pera Museum