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FOLLOW THE LIGHT

2015 is the United Nations International Year of Light, a global initiative which highlights the importance of light and optical technologies in our lives, our futures, and for the development of society. To build upon this initiative and to celebrate light as the source of life, the first Istanbul Light Festival takes place at the Zorlu Center from Friday November 13 to Sunday November 29. Using Istanbul’s premier destination as its canvas, 23 high tech light art installations transform the Zorlu Center temporarily into the world’s largest public art gallery, lighting up the night’s sky, visible from across the Bosphorus.

Like a treasure hunt, spectators will discover the artworks sprinkled across the Zorlu Center; on the square, in the park, at Raffles Hotel, around the Performing Arts Center, the mall, and even in the metro tunnel. The festival is a celebration of creativity, ingenuity and innovation that adds another chapter to the magical light of Istanbul. The program includes workshops and Light Talks. And it is free for all to come experience.


 

ORGANIZATION 

MESUT PEKTAŞ
ZORLU PROPERTY GROUP CHAIRMAN
HAYAL TÜRKMEN
FESTIVAL MARKETING & COMMMUNICATION
DERYA TÖREN
FESTIVAL MARKETING & COMMUNICATION
BÜLENT GÜLCAN
FESTIVAL OPERATION MANAGER
MURAT PATAVİ
FESTIVAL DIRECTOR
EFSUN SAVAŞ
FESTIVAL MARKETING & COMMUNICATION
SELDA ŞENKAYA
FESTIVAL COORDINATOR
HUSEYIN ULAS
FESTIVAL SECURITY MANAGER
REBECA MENDEZ
FESTIVAL CURATOR
DİDEM YANARAY
FESTIVAL MARKETING & COMMUNICATION
HAKAN TÜRKMEN
FESTIVAL RESIDENT MANAGER
ZERRIN BUCAKLI
FESTIVAL LANDSCAPE MANAGER
ADAM EEUWENS
FESTIVAL CURATOR
BORA HOŞVER
FESTIVAL MARKETING & COMMUNICATION
GÖKAY YAY
FESTIVAL TECHNICAL MANAGER

 

PROJECT TEAM

REPUBLICA
CONCEPT & ADVERTISING AGENCY
JULES VERNE
JULES VERNE TRAVEL & EVENT AGENCY
RAWAJ
MIDDLE EAST PUBLIC RELATIONS AGENCY
METREKARE
PRODUCTION
HILL & KNOWLTON
EUROPW & TURKEY PUBLIC RELATIONS AGENCY
AKAMPÜS
YOUTH AGENCY
VISIONS
TECHNIC, SOUND, LIGHT
REPUTEUS
SOCIAL MEDIA AGENCY
BENICE
LOGISTICS
MEDYACOM
MEDIA PURCHASING DEPARTMENT

 

Special thanks to Zorlu Center Istanbul, Zorlu Performing Arts Center, Raffles Istanbul and Project Teams