Ardışık [The Sequential]
A Selection of Videos from Turkey

MAY 22 – MAY 29, 2022

Selected works from SALT’s Ardışık [The Sequential] exhibitions will be presented at M HKA (Antwerp) on May 22 and 29 as part of a two-day screening program. Featuring the video works of six artists from Turkey, the program will start on Sunday, May 22 at 20.15 with a question and answer session organized with the participation of Nav Haq, Associate Director at M HKA and artist Aykan Safoğlu.

The screening program includes five videos from Ardışık [The Sequential], a series of independent exhibitions held at SALT Galata from January 2021 to April 2022. 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, a 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 programs organized at Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid) on November 19-20, 2021, and M HKA (Antwerp) on May 22 & 29, 2022, Ardışık [The Sequential] will be included in the 2022 public program of another member institution of L’Internationale, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.

PROGRAM
Sunday, May 22, 20.15, and Sunday, May 29, 17.15
De Cinema, M HKA (Antwerp)


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’

Ardışık [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 saltonline.org. 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, Turkey) and Van Abbemuseum (VAM, Eindhoven, the Netherlands).


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