Artist and Editor Ekin Balcıoğlu Thinks You Should Read in the Bathπ
The editor-in-chief of “Hamam,” a new magazine about the culture of bathing, never sets foot in a hot spring without a book.
December 5, 2020
4 minute read
This year has driven many of us to create a de facto home spa—steeping in long, leisurely baths for solace. One such bath-lover: Ekin Balcıoğlu, a Taos, New Mexico–based artist and the founder and editor-in-chief of Hamam, a new quarterly print publication about the culture of bathing that will release its second issue later this month. Hamam, while bursting with originality, has parallels to Wet magazine, the subversive, now-defunct cult classic founded in 1976 by Leonard Koren (who was the guest on Ep. 78 of our At a Distance podcast) that explored pleasure and play through a loosely water-themed lens.
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