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Picasso ‘cultural treasure’ seized in Corsica

Picasso ‘cultural treasure’ seized in Corsica

A work of art by Pablo Picasso worth 25 million euros and considered a cultural treasure by Spanish authorities who had barred its exportation was seized from a boat docked at Corsica, French authorities said Aug. 4.

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Documentary about Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence to premiere at Venice Film Festival

Documentary about Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence to premiere at Venice Film Festival

“Innocence of Memories,” a documentary film about Turkish Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk’s book “Museum of Innocence” and its complementary museum in Istanbul, will have its world premiere at this year’s Venice International Film Festival.

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Weekend in Istanbul: Greek music, a rock festival and a silent concert

Weekend in Istanbul: Greek music, a rock festival and a silent concert

Istanbul gets set to offer a wide range of events this weekend ranging from Greek music to a silent concert and a rock festival

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Exhibition in memory of Amy Winehouse opens in Turkey’s Antalya

Exhibition in memory of Amy Winehouse opens in Turkey’s Antalya

British singer Amy Winehouse has been remembered with a series of portraits on the fourth anniversary of her death at an exhibition in Turkey’s southern Antalya province

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China artist Ai Weiwei says Britain restricted his visa

China artist Ai Weiwei says Britain restricted his visa

Britain has denied Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei a six-month visa, he cited an embassy official as saying July 30, restricting him to a three-week trip on the grounds he did not declare a criminal conviction in his application.

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Int’l painting festival starts in Trabzon with female artists from 20 countries

Int’l painting festival starts in Trabzon with female artists from 20 countries

The eighth International Painting Festival has begun in the Black Sea province of Trabzon with the participation of 40 female artists from 20 different countries under the auspices of Femin&Art, a female artist collective

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Istanbul’s IKSV festivals record 224,000 visitors in the first seven months

Istanbul’s IKSV festivals record 224,000 visitors in the first seven months

The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) announced that its events for the first half of 2015- the Istanbul Film, Music and Jazz Festivals- have concluded, while registering 224,000 viewers in the first seven months of this year.

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Art project aims to illuminate Istanbul

Art project aims to illuminate Istanbul

A major new art installation project in Turkey’s largest city will “draw attention to Istanbul from all around the world,” organizers have claimed

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