- Condition: New
- Language: English
- 176 Pages
- 28cm x 38cm (11" x 15")
- Published in Istanbul, Turkey
- Spring/Summer 2018
- Frequency: Biannual
Taking A Break with Francis Ford Coppola – Interview with Francis Ford Coppola by Heval Okçuoğlu, No Such Thing As Tomorrow – Short Story by Tarık Buğra, artwork by La Ba Quan. Erasmus’ Festina Lente – Translation by Otto Steinmayer, artwork by Brian O’Connor. What Lies Beyond Chloe Wise’s Universe – Interview with Chloe Wise by Zeynep Erekli, photography by Laura Marie Cieplik. The Urban Adventures of Ahmet Bir – short story by Mehmet Said Aydın, artwork by Pablo Picasso. Chance Encounters – A photo essay curated by Eastreet, text by Liza Premiyak. The History of Silence – An essay by Guillaume Villadier, photography by Ünal Turhan. Painting The Every Day – Artist Portfolio of Neş’e Erdok, text by Nicole O’Rourke. Contort Yourself – A photo essay by Luis Alberto Rodriguez. Sunrise Sunset – Fashion story by Samuel Bradley, Styling by Konca Aykan. Butterfly Effect – Fashion story by Osma Harvilahti, Styling by Sandra Berrebi. Heroic Idlers – An essay by Yann Perreau, artwork by George Jones.
212 is a biannual magazine based out of Istanbul, published and distributed internationally. 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 centered around a loose theme and has two editions: English and Turkish. 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.