Istanbul's Beyoğlu district is a historical place hosting a number of interesting performance venues and cultural spaces. Of the many places to visit in this bustling area, formerly known as Pera, stand two renowned galleries, Anna Laudel and Meşher, whose fascinating exhibitions await visitors with open arms.
The Anna Laudel Gallery, in the Karaköy neighborhood of the district, is dedicated to providing a platform for contemporary art in the city. Its latest exhibition is "Earthly Realm," showing work by acclaimed sculptor Bilal Hakan Karakaya. The show, which goes on display from Jan. 30 until March 8, features the artist's unique creations molded of various techniques and pushing the boundaries of traditional sculpture.