Culture festival features artists

Culture festival features artists

Following the success of last year’s festival, Istancool will return to Instanbul at the end of May with great names and a range of unique events.

Taking place from 27th-29th May, the three-day cultural festival will be produced by Liberatum, the global British cultural diplomacy brand, and Turkish partner Istanbul’74. The festival will feature high profile participants from the worlds of music, art, fashion, film and more.

Among the notable guests are actresses Tilda Swinton and Kirsten Dunst, Venice Film Festival Director Marco Mueller, British film director and artist Sam Taylor Wood, photographer Ryan McGinley, musician Courtney Love, French artist Sophie Calle, American artist Dan Colen, film-director Terry Gilliam, fashion designer Haider Ackermann, REM vocalist Michael Stipe and Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci.

The prestigious event is an opportunity to discuss and enjoy art, design, fashion, film, music, literature and architecture from around the world. Events will be taking place in the Vakko Cultural and Fashion Centre, the Pera Museum and the Istanbul Modern Museum, and the exhibitions, film screenings, Q&A sessions and readings will aim to inspire conversation and engage audiences.

Admission to all events is free. For more information, visit

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