Legends meet at “Legendary Istanbul”

  • Guler Sabancı Hosted A Preview Of "Legendary Istanbul - From Byzantion To Istanbul: 8000 Years Of A Capital" For Istancool


Sabancı Holding's Chairman of the Board Guler Sabancı hosted a preview of "Legendary Istanbul - From Byzantion to Istanbul: 8000 Years of A Capital" Exhibition as part of the "Istancool" festival. Guests at this special event, held at the Sakip Sabancı Museum, included world-famous figures such as Nobel winning author Sir V.S. Naipaul, famous American author Gore Vidal, architect Zaha Hadid, author and movie producer Hanif Kureishi, musician Michael Nyman, Vogue Italy Editor in Chief Franca Sozzani, publisher of ID and Another Magazine magazines Jefferson Hack, Wallpaper magazine Editor in Chief Tony Chambers, Time Out founder Tony Elliot, Canadian artist Terence Koh and Haluk Akakce. Leading figures of business and from the world of art, such as Suzan Sabancı Dincer, Osman Carmikli, Ayse-Ece Ege, Metin-Zeynep Fadillioglu, Sedat Aloglu and Asaf Savas Akat, also attended the event.

The world-famous guests received information about the works from the exhibition's guides.

The "Istancool" Festival, which will run from July 2-4, will bring together participants of various nationalities from the worlds of art, fashion, design, literature and cinema. The "Istancool" Festival will begin with an official opening ceremony, "The Seed", at the Sakip Sabancı Museum.



Istanbul 74, the Turkish partner of the Britain-based international diplomacy brand "Liberatum", and the Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Agency are to bring together the world's leading art, fashion, design, literature and cinema icons under the name "Istancool", with support from the Turkish Republic's Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Founder of the festival and its Art Director, Pablo Ganguli, and the Creative President of the festival committee, Demet Muftuoglu, are bringing together, in Istanbul, leading figures that will each leave a mark on our age. "Liberatum", who has taken on the task of bringing together the international counterparts of these leading figures at different countries, undertook the role of cultural diplomat in Moscow last year under the title of "London in Moscow". The Istancool Festival aims to exhibit a dynamic fashion and art diplomacy program in Istanbul, a 2010 European Capital of Culture.