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Istanbul Modern celebrates the 100th anniversary of Turkish cinema

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

Within the scope of its 10th year and in honor of the 100th anniversary of Turkish film, Istanbul Modern presents the exhibition “One Hundred Years of Love: The Affair between Film and Audience in Turkey”.

“One Hundred Years of Love” features moments of encounter between film and people and the collective and individual worlds these meetings created. Organized with the support of “The Istanbul Development Agency’s 2014 “Istanbul as a Global Tourism Center’ Financial Support Program for Non-Profit Organizations” and with the contributions of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, this research exhibition is a first of its kind in Turkey. Türk Tuborg A.Ş. has also contributed to the exhibition, which aims to evaluate the phenomenon of cinema in Turkey from the audience’s perspective.

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Curated by Müge Turan, head of Istanbul Modern Cinema, and researcher and writer Gökhan Akçura, One Hundred Years of Love is on view between September 25, 2014 and January 4, 2015. By digitizing visual and written materials pertaining to audiences in Turkish film history, “One Hundred Years of Love” also aims to render visible the memory of a history whose sources have been poorly preserved and kept alive only through personal efforts.

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