Istancool Festival x Terence Koh

A silent Terence Koh shares his notes from Turkish Airline's Istancool festival by Liberatum July 2-4th 2010, Istanbul...

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Waris Ahluwalia & Terence Koh. Shot by David Benne
Waris Ahluwalia & Terence Koh. Shot by David Bennett
New York based artist Terence Koh joined collaborative partner AnOther Magazine in Istanbul for Turkish Airline’s Istancool festival by Liberatum. The festival’s impressive program included a dinner in honour of Zaha Hadid, a Q & A between Franca Sozzani and Sir VS Naipaul, an hour with Gore Vidal, a discussion between Daphne Guinness and Philip Treacy, a media panel talk with Jefferson Hack, a discussion with Hanif Kureishi and a talk with Stephen Frears. Other guests included Gareth Pugh, Lily Cole, Kim Jones, The Misshapes and Waris Ahluwalia. On the Saturday night festival collaborators AnOther Magazine held a dinner at the beautiful Topkapi Palace followed by an after party at former electrical warehouse Otto Santral.

Mute and dressed entirely in white, Terence arrived complete with a small white notepad and pencil. Art is life in Terence’s world. He had already told me over email that he had taken a vow of silence and that this white accessory would be his sole means of communication during the trip. Here Terence shares with us a few pages from his time in Istanbul with Dazed Digital. For a full round up of the Istancool festival please visit
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