Edited by inspiration from the testimonies of 370 people to the 40-years-long history of İKSV, i-ka-se-ve sheds light upon how the foundation, which set out to organise the Istanbul Festival in 1973 and became the longest-lasting cultural institution in Turkey today with comprehensive activities in various disciplines, have arrived at its 40th year.
i-ka-se-ve combines oral and written interviews with 260 people, writings by 110 others about İKSV that were previously published in books, newspapers and magazines, and quotes that were pulled out within the scope of the studies done for the past anniversaries of the foundation. A result of a year-and-a-half-long course of preparations, i-ka-se-ve stands out for being the first and foremost publication that brings together experiences gained in terms of organisation, mistakes that were made, lessons learned, joys and disappointments, while accounting for the progress of İKSV family’s expansion, emergence and maturation of new festivals and the increasing recognition of the foundation at home and abroad. 670-paged book narrates the 40 years of the foundation, from 1972 when its founding idea was materialised until today, year by year.
i-ka-se-ve: 370 People Tell 40 Years of the Istanbul Foundation For Culture And Arts
Edited by İlkay Baliç and Didem Ermiş