212 magazine Issue 6 (the Eyes issue) is available now. 212 magazine Issue 6 includes interviews with maurizio cattelan, jonathan barnbrook and remo ruffini, fashion stories by turkina faso and laura maire cieplik, photo essays by alex prager, sacha goldberger and christian tagliavini, artworks by goshka macuga, short stories by sait faik abasiyanik, ayşegül savaş, si̇ne ergün and remy de gourmont with an illustrated story by maira kalman. Plus, gut-wrenching installation of animal interviews by eva kot’átková.
Imitation is Authentic – An interview with Maurizio Cattelan by Nilüfer Şaşmazer, photography by Pierpaolo Ferrari.
Ways of Seeing with Jonathan Barnbrook – An interview with Jonathan Barnbrook by Zeynep Erekli, photography by John Feely.
Did I Tell You I Was Confused? – Short story by Sine Ergün, artwork by Francesco Clemente.
Invitation to Peep – A photo essay by Alex Prager, text by Nicole O’Rourke.
The Silent Life of Animals – Animal interviews and installation by Eva Koťátková.
Sacha Goldberger’s Classified Vision – A photo essay by Sacha Goldberger.
Remembering – Fashion story by Laura Marie Cieplik, Styling by Camille-Joséphine Teisseire.
Through the Looking Glass – Fashion story by Turkina Faso, styling by Regina Chan.
Alex Prager, Alexander Dawe, Aslı Türker, Ayşegül Savaş, Camille-Joséphine Teisseire, Céline Gaulhiac, Christian Tagliavini, Deniz Pasha, Elif Biradlı, Emil Zed, Eva Koťátková, Georgy Kurasov, Gözde Mutluer, John Freely, Quentin Daumont, Laura Marie Cieplik, Maira Kalman, Mee Kee, Merve Arkunlar, Nicole O’Rourke, Nilüfer Şaşmazer, Noppadol Maitreechit, Pascal Emmeran, Penny Mills, Regina Chan, Rei Alaska, Sacha Goldberger, Sine Ergün, Stanislav Ivanov, Turkina Faso, Tytiah Blake, Will Young, Yasmine Seale, Lamia Bernad, Taan Doan.
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.
148 pages, 28 x 38 cm, 900 grams