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Lots happening in the contemporary art world this month. First up, the timely exhibition of the Lebanese artist, Rabih Mroué at SALT Galata and Beyoğlu delves into the effects of war, and the social and political implications of images in the writing of history. At the Pera Museum, there are two rewarding exhibitions both showing works from a master of print: Andy Warhol and the British artist, Stephen Chambers.
The IKSV announced that the 14th Istanbul Biennial will take place between September 5th and November 1st, 2015, and will be curated by the author and curator, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev. Meanwhile, we continue our gallery walks around the city before many of the galleries close for their summer hiatus.
In other news, the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University is launching a new archaeological writing competition.
Byzantine Istanbul is elusive; much of its past lies buried. But, says Robert Ousterhout, the visitor can piece together a vivid if impressionistic picture of the city by exploring its glorious surviving churches, its monasteries and monuments, and by examining its wealth of archaeological treasures. Photographs by Fritz von der Schulenburg
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