It is good when our misconceptions are challenged as to where things happen, where modernity lives.
The Istanbul Modern does just that.
They are showcasing their own Independent Movie Festival headlined by American Fork until January 31st and this is how I discovered the museum thanks to Forget Sundance: Indie Films Come to Istanbul by Susanne Fowler.
I was more intrigued by Love & Politics (in a minor key), a Video Exhibit of the work of 4 artists with roots in painting, Alessandro Pessoli, Hiraki Sawa, Boyd Webb and Saskia Olde Wolbers. It runs until March 23rd.
As far as I know, in an effort to make art accessible to everyone, admission is free.
The birth of this relative newcomer (2004) on the Istanbul cultural scene is detailed on Dexigner.
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