Yüksel Arslan: A Retrospective

Returning to his native Turkey for the first time in 40 years, 76-year-old artist Yüksel Arslan ends his self-imposed exile for an exhaustive retrospective showcasing his obscure works at the Santralistanbul Museum in Istanbul. Arslan moved to Paris 1961—where he reportedly ran with the likes of Sartre, Breton and Dubuffet—avoiding artistic censorship for his socialist overtones and provocative satires of the inequities in the working …

Autoban

With the founding of a national design council in 2004 and home to a design week in its third year, Istanbul is gaining recognition as a minor design capital. Founded in 2002, the firm Autoban, is helping the city's reputation along. Making their debut at New York's ICFF this year, their appropriated street sign logo and this wood (down to the lampshade) "King" lamp, made …