A Selection of Videos from Turkey

November 19 – November 20, 2021

Founded by Garanti BBVA in 2011 to support the production of knowledge, culture, and arts, SALT’s 10th year programs continue with Ardışık [The Sequential] video screenings to be held at Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid) on 19-20 November. The two-day program, which will start with the participation of artists Fatma Belkıs and Onur Gökmen and the presentation of SALT Research and Programs Director Meriç Öner, will feature the works of six artists from Turkey.

SALT, together with the Reina Sofia team, selected five videos from The Sequential, a series of independent exhibitions initiated as part of the institution’s 10th anniversary. The works scrutinize respectively the politics of excavation through a re-reading of the colonial discourse in Sandstorm and the Oblivion (2017) by Barış Doğrusöz, conceptual play on the use of language in Kartpostal [Postcard] (2017–2020) by Deniz Gül, a critical approach to everyday violence in Volkan Aslan’s Best Wishes (2019), the struggles of modernization, reflected upon in Fatma Belkıs and Onur Gökmen’s dark comedy Alakadar [The Connected] (2021), and identity politics brought into the open in Aykan Safoğlu’s Hundsstern steigt ab [Dog Star Descending] (2020). Bringing these works together, the screening aims to deal with issues of symbolic power through the conceptual vocabulary emerging in the artists’ practice.

Following the screening program on November 19-20, 2021, at Museo Reina Sofía, The Sequential will be included in the 2022 public programs of two other member institutions of L’Internationale—Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie (Warsaw) and M HKA, The Museum of Contemporary Art (Antwerp).

November 19–20, 2021, 18.00
Sabatini Auditorium, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid)

Barış Doğrusöz, Sandstorm and the Oblivion, 2017, 8’

Deniz Gül, Kartpostal [Postcard], 2017–2020, 4.5’

Volkan Aslan, En İyi Dileklerimle [Best Wishes], 2019, 9’

Fatma Belkıs & Onur Gökmen, Alakadar [The Connected], 2021, 23’

Aykan Safoğlu, Hundsstern steigt ab [Dog Star descending], 2020, 12’

The Sequential is programmed by Amira Akbıyıkoğlu and Farah Aksoy from SALT. Further information about the past and current exhibitions as well as the parallel programs is available at The program is supported by SAHA.

L’Internationale is a confederation of seven modern and contemporary art institutions. L’Internationale proposes a space for art within a non-hierarchical and decentralised internationalism, based on the values of difference and horizontal exchange among a constellation of cultural agents, locally rooted and globally connected. L’Internationale brings together seven major European art institutions: Moderna galerija (MG+MSUM, Ljubljana, Slovenia); Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid, Spain); MACBA, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (Spain); Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium); Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie (Warsaw, Poland), SALT (Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey) and Van Abbemuseum (VAM, Eindhoven, the Netherlands).