Talk: Zainab Bahrani and Barış Doğrusöz


March 16, 2021 19.00

01 Cross Pollinated 0006 <i>Güç Odağı</i> enstalasyonundan fotoğraf: Barış Doğrusöz, SALT Galata, 2021
Photo by Barış Doğrusöz
Installation view from Locus of Power, SALT Galata, 2021
SALT Online YouTube Channel

Artist Barış Doğrusöz will be in online conversation with art historian and archaeologist Zainab Bahrani in the context of the video trilogy Locus of Power at SALT Galata. Addressing colonial structures of power and representation in archaeology, they will look into the possibilities of the work of art as a force for decolonization.

The talk will examine the colonial discourse, satellite imagery, and excavations as instruments of power, alongside the continuing existence of the ancient past, its material world and the poetic forms within the present.

The program (in English) will be broadcasted on SALT Online YouTube channel. The first presentation of The Sequential, Locus of Power by Doğrusöz is on view until March 27.

Zainab Bahrani is the Edith Porada Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, New York. Based on her 2010-2011 Slade Lectures in the Fine Arts Department at the University of Oxford, her book The Infinite Image: Art, Time and the Aesthetic Dimension in Antiquity (University of Chicago Press, 2014) was the winner of the Lionel Trilling Prize in 2015. She has been a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has conducted archaeological fieldwork in Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. Bahrani is currently the Director of a Columbia University field project, Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments.