CreativeMornings Istanbul: Kültigin Kağan Akbulut


August 19, 2022
9:00 am - 10:30 am


Open To Public

In August, CreativeMornings Istanbul will take place physically at ATÖLYE. At this month’s event, we are hosting art writer and media entrepreneur Kültigin Kağan Akbulut with the theme of “Critical”. At the event, Kağan will talk about how the theme resonates with his personal and professional journey.



09:00-09:30: Welcoming and Breakfast 

09:30-10:00: Talk 

10:00-10.30: Q&A and Networking

*This event will be held in Turkish.


About the Speaker:


Kültigin Kağan Akbulut studied Political Science and International Relations at Boğaziçi University. For many years, he contributed to many publications such as Gazete Duvar and Sanat Dünyamız in the field of contemporary art. He worked as an editor at the Susma Platform. He continues to work as the Founding Editor of the Argonotlar Contemporary Art publication.


August’s Theme is Critical.


To be critical means to be like a sieve, dividing and separating. Our critical abilities allows us to discern the insubstantial from the made-to-last, the credible from the untrustworthy, the sincere from the ego-driven. We do so by gathering more information, seeking nuance, and locating something in its specific context.


Critical feedback is essential for our growth. Poet Adrienne Rich advises, “Responsibility to yourself means seeking out criticism, recognizing that the most affirming thing anyone can do for you is demand that you push yourself further.”


But being needlessly critical — especially of ourselves — can stifle the creative impulse. Few are as harsh as our own internal critic. How can we hone our perception, spotting what needs to evolve, without becoming ruthless? How can we remain astute while not losing sight of all that is inherently good and whole? It’s critical.


Our Calgary chapter chose this month’s exploration of Critical, Maedeh Mosaverzadeh illustrated the theme, and Mailchimp is presenting the theme.