A fantastic cover story by Laura Marie Cieplik for Chanel Haute Couture SS17, dedicated to the dreamers among us, with creative direction by Kaduri Elyashar and styling by Jonathan Huguet.
The new issue takes a tour in the first solar plane to travel around the world, sneak a look into the lives of the privileged, and feature a never-before published photo series by American photographer Anna Gaskell, which traces the silent power of clairvoyant conversations.
Elsewhere, interviews include the author and historian Yuval Noah Harari and director Luca Guadagnino, a photo-essay by Kayo Ume about her famous white dog, celebrating her new book ‘White Dog’ out now, breath-taking Drone photography from around the world and the dark, humoristic language of the Irish artist Geneive Figgis.
PLUS, read about the mystic stories behind mythological birds of the hidden worlds, Jordanian artist Ahmad Nawash’s works featured on Art Dubai and author Natasha-Cavassoni’s fond remembrance of the iconic photographer Horst P. Horst in the High Society with exclusive photography from the new book ‘Around That Time’.
Discover new heights – of the human body, of technology, of mythology, mind-expansion, construction, aesthetics, manners and space with this new issue.
Contributors on this issue
Aart-Jan Venema, Alexander Dawe, Ali Yılancı, Alper Bahçekapılı, Anna Gaskell, Aylin Sökmen, Barbaros Cangürel, Can Büyükkalkan, Cumhur Özen, Dirk Dallas, Eny Whitehead, Emre Güven, Emre Doğru, Jonathan Huguet, Hakan Kültür, Ilan Zebib, Jonathan Huguet, Kaduri Elyashar, Kayo Ume, Laura Marie Cieplik, Lina Rincon, Luc Margalida, Marie Soares, Matt Hanson, Mert Terliksiz, Mike Jay, Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni, Nicholas Clayton, Olesya Turkina, Olga Norman, Sarah Cazeneuve, Sinan Aksu, Susan Bright, Ünal Turhan, Yumiko Hikage.
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.