212 The Awakening Issue
- Condition: New
- Language: English
- 168 Pages
- 28cm x 38cm (11" x 15")
- Published in Istanbul, Turkey
- Spring/Summer 2019
- Frequency: Biannual
Hyperreal Dreams – A photo essay by Nadia Lee Cohen. The Sky Blue Ball – Short story by Joyce Carol Oates, artwork by David Moreno. Daydreams – Fashion story by Turkina Faso, styling by Konca Aykan. Equus – Fashion Story and art direction by Szilveszter Makó, styling by Ivan Bontchev. Reflections – A photo essay by Mária Švarbová, text by Mehmet Vefa. The Secret Life of Plants – A photo essay by Daniel Shipp. Short story by Leyla Erbil, translation by Alexander Dawe, artwork by James Siena. The Pursuit of Paradise – Artist Portfolio of James Mortimer.
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.