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212 magazine - issue 16 - Reading Room


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Anxiety digs deep into our very essence, in this day and age. We constantly feel wired and on-edge. A degree of mental peace only seems to exist in the vivid visual narratives of contemporary art and photography. This issue of 212, ‘Anxiety Antidote’, is a collective quest for inner peace, how to deal with our everyday worries, and the remedies artists and thinkers prescribe.  In a world of uncertainties, ‘Anxiety Antidote’ is more than just a theme — it invites introspection. While no panacea exists for every ailment, perhaps the real antidote isn't in escaping chaos, but in embracing, understanding and reshaping it. May this issue guide you closer to your genuine self…




212 is a biannual magazine based out of Istanbul, published and distributed internationally. It contains short fiction and long-form reportage; distinctive photo essays and revealing interviews. Even though it was born in the city where east meets west (as the love-worn cliche goes), the magazine seeks to transcend the loaded dichotomies of Istanbul’s favourite metaphor, and extends its gaze far beyond the region.

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