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Exhibitions of interest in Istanbul this month include the Shoes exhibition at the Sadberk Hanım Museum, the Mehmet Güleryüz retrospective and the Magnum photography show, both at Istanbul Modern, Aloş: Sketches, Paintings, Sculptures at Bozlu Art Project and Yurdaer Altıntaş’s 80th birthday show at the Işık Gallery. Meanwhile, our gallery walks continue to bring you the best of contemporary art in the city.
Also in Istanbul, we wave goodbye to the Istanbul Film Festival, which was riddled with bureaucratic (or was it censorship) woes this year. In other news, the Sydney artist Sally Robinson wins the Gallipoli Art Prize, we review a new documentary that might interest archaeology lovers and it’s truffle season in Anatolia.
On a more sombre note, we pay tribute to a man of vision, Kamil Şükûn, founder of the Istanbul Recitals concert series. And we may soon lose the once beautiful Güvercinlik Cove on the Bodrum peninsula, which is fast falling prey to developers.
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