212 Magazine Issue 11 (the Constant Chaos Issue) is available now on loremnotipsum.com. We chose this theme to reflect on the indelible changes that have swept across the world over the last twelve months – and that will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
Instead of shying away from this daunting prospect, we embrace the chaos with Erin Armstrong’s bold portraits, that don’t hesitate to get up close and personal. Dean West’s bleak landscapes and striking use of colour portray a world of frozen dreams, as Annabel Edgar blurs the boundaries between the fantastical and the mundane. We hitch a ride to our dark sides with Kourtney Roy, while Amin Maalouf shares his hopes and fears for our brave new world. Nevertheless, Anthony Shrigley does not flinch from unmasking the absurdity and vulnerability of the human condition.
Discover 212 Magazine – Issue 11.
212 magazine is a new biannual publication from Istanbul. It contains short fiction and long-form reportage; distinctive photo essays and revealing interviews. Even though it was born in the city where east meets west (as the love-worn cliche goes), the magazine seeks to transcend the loaded dichotomies of Istanbul’s favourite metaphor, and extends its gaze far beyond the region. The name “212” comes from the area code for Istanbul, but it also happens to be the area code for New York – a piece of misdirection that’s characteristic of the magazine’s ethos: as soon as you try too hard to close in on your subject it has a habit of defying you. Rather than pigeonholing ideas into narrow parameters, 212’s contributors trace connections that will surprise and delight. Each issue is centred around a loose theme – the first is Strange Days. 212 aims to be as challenging as it is influential – to provide an inclusive space for ideas and perspectives to mix without prejudice and better interrogate social, artistic and cultural phenomena from the region and around the world.
with Amin Maalouf and David Shrigley
by Szilveszter Makó and David Abrahams
Kourtney Roy, Dean West,
Annabel Elgar, Fabiola Cedillo
of Erin Armstrong
An Essay by Ayten Tartici
A Trial Separation
A Prose By Arthur Savile
by E.Şevval Yürüten
Chaos and Chage
A Shower Of Clouds
Contributors: 212 Magazine – Issue 11
David Abrahams, Adworldistanbul, Sophie Jane Anderson, Erin Armstrong, Charly Avenell, Heja Bozyel, Nicola Brittin, Carlotta Cantoni, Fabiola Cedillo, Siyan Chen, Abbie Cockerell, Giulia Cova, Annabel Elgar, Merve Elveren, Ted Fullerton, Damien Hirst, Vanessa Icareg, Cameron Jack, Giacomo Luchene, Szilveszter Makó, Lyoudmila Milanova, Juli Molnar, Luigi Morino, Micol, Giulia Riva, Devon Ross, Kourtney Roy, Mattia Sali, Viatceslav Senkevic, Ramona Tabita, Ayten Tartıcı, Özgün Yiğit Tuna, Dean West, Ninona and Sin.
148 pages, 28 x 38 cm, 900 grams