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Brutal Attack During Gallery Openings Reveals Simmering Social Tensions in Turkey

by DUYGU DEMIR

EXTRASTRUGGLE’s Angel Atatürk or If Only Rodin Had Been a Kemalist, 2010, which was exhibited at Galeri Non on September 21. Courtesy Galeri Non.

ISTANBUL — On the evening of September 21, four art galleries in Tophane, an Istanbul neighborhood that lies between the busy pedestrian avenue of İstiklal in the cultural Beyoğlu district and the port area of Karaköy, organized simultaneous openings to welcome the autumn art season. All four galleries—Outlet Istanbul, Galeri Non, Elipsis and the two-venue Pi…

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