Director: Yavar Rzayev
Cast: Nuraddin Mehdikhanly, Vafa Zeynalova, Munavvar Aliyeva, George Gafarov
Azerbaijan; 83’, 2011, color
Azerbaijani with Turkish subtitles
The film tells the survival story of an adolescent shepherd who lives in harsh conditions, and his life is turned upside down with the arrival of a young female artist from the city. İsmail lives in a plateau with his mother, siblings, and his authoritative father. The suffering of the family, who lead a very comfortable life in the summer and spring, begins with the arrival of winter. The family leaves the plateau before the gustily storm arrives, although İsmail is left alone to look after the herd.
Istanbul’s Seaside Leisure: Nostalgia from Sea Baths to Beaches exhibition brought together photographs, magazines, comics, objects, and books from various private and institutional collections, and told a nostalgic story while also addressing the change and socialization of the norms of how Istanbulites used their free time. Istanbul’s Seaside Leisure was a documentary testament of the radical transformations in the Republic’s lifestyle.
Ali Sami is born in Rusçuk in 1866, and moves to İstanbul. Because his family is registered in the Beylerbeyi quarter of Üsküdar, Ali Sami is also called Üsküdarlı Ali Sami. He graduates from the Mühendishane-i Berri-i Hümayun in 1866 and becomes a teacher of painting and photography at the school.
The exhibition “Look At Me! Portraits and Other Fictions from the ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection” examined portraiture, one of the oldest artistic genres, through a significant number of works of our times. Paintings, photographs, sculptures and videos shaped a labyrinth of gazes that invite spectators to reflect themselves in the social mirror of portraits.
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