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For the past two months, the Istanbul art scene has been consumed with the widespread and captivating 14th Istanbul Biennial. On the blog we discussed our favourites on the Princes Islands and at the Galata Greek Primary School, and at ARTER and Istanbul Modern. Even though the Biennial has officially shuttered its doors, the exhibition at Istanbul Modern will continue until November 26.
And yet, there’s still so many art events to look forward to this month. The art fair Contemporary Istanbul is back for its tenth edition, while the photography festival FotoIstanbul 2015 takes public spaces in Beşiktaş and Ortaköy by storm.
Elsewhere, we reviewed Hasret, a pseudo-documentary film about Istanbul, and shared a short video in which Cornucopia contributor Lynn Gilbert discusses her trajectory as an artist and her latest exhibition.
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