SALT RESEARCH
HÜSEYİN BAHRİ ALPTEKİN ARCHIVE

Merhaba Hba591 Gabriel Lester, <i>Melancholia in Arcadia</i> [Arkadya’da Melankoli], 2011
<i>"Ben bir stüdyo sanatçısı değilim"</i>, SALT Beyoğlu
Fotoğraf: Serkan Taycan
Gabriel Lester’s Melancholia in Arcadia presented as part of “I am not a studio artist”
Photo by Serkan Taycan, SALT Beyoğlu, 2011
A diverse range of resources on the life and practice of Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin (1957-2007)—an artist, thinker, teacher, writer and curator who focused on the effects of globalization, cross-cultural image circulation, immigration and exile—is accessible online. His multi‐referential work consists of photo‐installations, collages, videos, objects, and large-scale production including a life‐size truck overloaded with colorful plastic soccer balls, which together express a multi‐layered, complex visual language. Having opened in 2011 with “I am not a studio artist,” a comprehensive presentation of Alptekin’s practice, SALT also published the first monograph on his oeuvre and made his archive publicly available as part of SALT Research collections. Here is a selection of online content about the late artist:

SALT Blog
Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin’s Suitcase (Duygu Demir, 2013)

SALT Online YouTube
Performance by Murat Opus, Meriç Demirkol and Levent Özer to reconstruct Alptekin’s relation with music (SALT Beyoğlu, 2014)
Talk: Luchezar Boyadjiev (SALT Galata, 2013)
Talk: Mladen Dollar (SALT Beyoğlu, 2011)

SALT Online SoundCloud
Audio Guide for the exhibition “I am not a studio artist”
Share