Director: François Caillat
France, color, 2001, 113’
French with Turkish subtitles
The narrator recounts his amorous youth in Paris in the 1970s: a tale of headlong, head-over-heels initiation into love, an intimate story as well as the adventure of a generation, a film about the difficulty of loving. By interspersing the city’s neighborhoods with fragments of letters, photos of young women, and music of the day, the film constructs an amorous geography of Paris: that of the author, who for fifteen years there experienced the discoveries and excesses of his youth, as a counterpoint, one or two super-8 picture of journeys-the counter-culture in the United States, and later the military dictatorship in Chile-call to mind how that period was.
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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