In Conver­sation:
Ali Akay and
Vasıf Kortun

Salt Ulus

April 27, 2013 15.00

From the exhibition It was a time of conversation at SALT Ulus                                                                                                                                                                                                  SALT Ulus’taki <i>O zamanlar konusuyorduk</i> sergisinden<br />
Fotograf: Cemil Batur Gökçeer (2013)
From the exhibition It was a time of conversation at SALT Ulus

Photo: Cemil Batur Gökçeer (2013)
SALT continues to organize parallel events for the exhibition It was a time of conversation which calls for a reevaluation of three exhibitions that took place in the early ‘90s in Turkey. Ali Akay, curator of Globalization-State, Misery, Violence (1995, İstanbul) and Vasıf Kortun, curator of Number Fifty/Memory/Recollection II (1993, İstanbul) will discuss the shifting framework of art in Turkey during the ‘90s. Examining these two exhibitions as well as GAR [Railway Station] (1995, Ankara) based on original documents from the period, It was a time of conversation is on view at SALT Ulus until June 2.

The talk will be held in Turkish.

Ali Akay
Ali Akay has published articles on art, sociology and philosophy since 1986, and has organized national and international exhibitions since 1994. His publications include Sanat Tarihi: Sıradışı Bir Disiplin (2011), Postmodernizmin ABC’si (2010), Birleşmeyen Sentez (2010), Sanatın Gramları (2010), Sanatın Durumları (2005), Postmodernizm (2005) and Tekil Düşünce (2004). He is the founder of the sociology journal Toplumbilim. Akay has been the Head of the Department of Sociology at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University since 2004.

Vasıf Kortun
Director of Research and Programs, SALT.