Why Moda is the place to be this weekend

The already popular neighborhood of Moda will be injected with an extra dose of urban cool, starting this weekend when Red Bull is taking its Art Around project to the hip Asian side district. The art festival that had left its colorful marks on Karaköy last year will now take on Moda as its next open air venue to showcase the interactive works of contemporary Turkish artists.

Curated by Amira Akbıyıkoğlu, the Red Bull Art Around Moda festival aims to open a dialogue between the urban texture of the popular district, its residents and visitors, and the fascinating site-specific art installations. Among the contributing artists are Onur Atay, Özge Topçu, Berk Çakmakçı, Hacer Kıroğlu, Plankton Project, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Esk Reyn, Cem Dinlenmiş, Nihat Karataşlı, İrem Günaydın and Lara Ögel.

Works range from murals to sculptures, sound installations and performances, with each participating artist interpreting and intervening via their specific medium. Akbıyıkoğlu herself will give guided tours through the neighborhood. Get ready to discover a whole new side of Moda!

For dates and more details, go to https://www.redbull.com/tr/tr/events/1331788231080/red-bull-art-around-moda