Auditorium – free admittance until full capacity
Curated by Demet Muftuoglu Eseli, Alphan Eseli, Delfina Delettrez Fendi and Nico Vascellari, the IST. FEST. ROME will bring together some of the world’s most talented and creative minds around an inspiring program of panels and talks.
IST. FEST. ROME will focus on the theme: Self-Expression in the Post-Truth World. This edition of IST. Festival sets out to explore the ways in which constant changes in our surrounding habitats affect creative minds and artistic output. The core mission of the theme is to invoke lively debate from today’s arts and culture leaders concerning the struggle between reality and make-believe, while acknowledging digital technology, with its undeniable power and vast reach, as the ultimate tool for self-expression.
10:30 – Opening
11:00 – Enzo Cucchi
11:30 – 12:30 – Jaime Hayon
12:30 – 13:15 – Arto Lindsay in Conversation with Invernomuto
13:15 – 14:00 – Ayşe Kulin moderated by Barbaros Altuğ
14:00 – 14:30 – Carlos Casas Performance
14:30 – 15:30 – Katerina Jebb and Michèle Lamy moderated by Dan Thawley
15:30 – 16:30 – Francesco Vezzoli moderated by Joseph Grima
16:30 – 17:30 – Volker Schlöndorff moderated by Alphan Eseli
17:30 – 18:30 – Clémence Poésy, Belçim Bilgin and Stella Schnabel moderated by Ali Tufan Koc
18:30 – 19:00 – “LAVASCAR” Performance with Michèle Lamy and Nico Vascellari
IST. International Arts and Culture Festival (IST. Festival) is a three-day admission-free annual festival that started in Istanbul. Since its beginning in 2010, IST. Festival has forged cultural and artistic relations by gathering leading cultural figures from around the globe using the historically diverse city of Istanbul as a stage and meeting point. Starting in 2019, IST. Festival will broaden its reach to a wider global audience with biannual editions in several international cities in Turkey, Europe and the U.S. Attended by writers, directors, actors, filmmakers, musicians, artists, designers and performers, the festival brings together creative minds to discuss their work and how it contributes to the global cultural vocabulary.