Joint Tours of
“Scared of Murals” and
Posters of the Leftist Movement

February 28 – March 22, 2013

SALT Beyoğlu, Tütün Deposu

SALT Interpretation is organizing critical exhibition tours for high school students in the scope of the exhibitions “Scared of Murals” at SALT Beyoğlu and Posters of the Leftist Movement at Tütün Deposu. During the critical tours, which will be led by the SALT Interpretation team, students will discuss cultural politics of the time, issues related to artists’ rights and the interdisciplinary role of art.

High school students will get to explore censorship practices during 60s and 70s, artists’ attitudes towards political order and the relationship between the arts and other disciplines through various archival materials as well as interviews made with artists and others who witnessed the May 1st Massacre.

Tour duration: 2,5 hours. Transportation will be arranged to and from schools and between SALT Beyoğlu and Tütün Deposu.

The tours will be held in Turkish and are limited to 15 participants.

For more information or reservation:
(0212) 334 22 31
“Scared of Murals”
The exhibition “Scared of Murals” focuses on a specific aspect of cultural production that antedates September 12, 1980. The exhibition opens with the 1976 Antalya International Film and Arts Festival, for which a group of artists were invited by the local municipality to make murals and public sculptures, and the debacles that ensued. The end note of the exhibition is a group photograph that captured professionals from the worlds of literature, theater, film and criticism among other fields, taken at the open-air cinema on September 11, 1980, during the Kuşadası Culture and Arts Festival. Artists’ rights; the relationship between art and society as well as economy, labor and politics; debates on censorship and the cultural policies of the state are issues that are investigated in the exhibition.

Posters of the Leftist Movement
Artist, graphic designer and researcher Yılmaz Aysan’s exhibition, Posters of the Leftist Movement, which opened on February 8 at Tütün Deposu, shows the political world of the ’70s, and the struggle of the younger generation of the time to engage with and respond to the events that took place around them. The exhibition includes leftist posters, flyers, magazines, books, newspapers and record covers from the ’60s to ’80s, which have been produced and used to stimulate action, strengthen opinion and alter social conscience. Archival materials in the exhibition were not selected based on the content, but rather on the principles of graphic design. The exhibition Posters of the Leftist Movement seeks to reconsider a suppressed visual story of a particular time and place.