Bauhaus Sreenings:
The Body's Legacies, Part 1: The Objects

Salt Beyoğlu

February 19 – March 18, 2020

Thebodyslegacies Part1 Theobjects 2018 Copy Kader Attia’nın izniyle <i>The Body’s Legacies, Part 1: The Objects</i> [Beden Mirasları, Bölüm 1: Objeler] (2018) filminden bir kare
Still from The Body’s Legacies, Part 1: The Objects (2018) with the courtesy Kader Attia
This public program is postponed to a further date due to public health concerns. Thank you for your understanding.

Walk-in Cinema
February 19 and March 18, 19.00

The Body’s Legacies, Part 1: The Objects (2018)
Kader Attia
58 minutes and 21 seconds
English, French; Turkish and English subtitles

Commissioned for the bauhaus imaginista project, Kader Attia’s The Body’s Legacies, Part 1: The Objects is a part of his trilogy discussing the concept of “the colonized body.” The film questions the restitution of objects that were taken from non-Western societies by the colonial powers and missionaries and delivered to Western countries. Having entered private and public collections in Europe and the US, these “ethnological objects” were stripped of their original meaning and functions and obtained a new identity by becoming the cornerstones of archaeology, art history and ethnology.

Presenting a series of interviews on legacy of colonialism, the 2018 film aims to understand the real impacts on individuals and societies. Beyond being a documentary or a historical survey, it examines how these objects in the Western museums have shaped the modernity and the postmodern human—in particular, the way of thinking of artists and writers in the West.

Organized in parallel to the exhibition bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away. Istanbul at SALT Beyoğlu until April 3, Bauhaus Screenings are open to all and free. Reservations are not accepted.

In accordance with Article 7 of Law No. 5224 amended on 18.01.2019,
films that have not been assessed and classified by the General Directorate of Cinema, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Turkey, can only be screened under the classification of 18+ at festivals, special screenings or similar culture and arts events.