Long Thursday
at SALT Ulus

Salt Ulus

April 25, 2013 19.30 – 22.00

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)

Exhibition Critique by Bora Gürdaş:
It was a time of conversation
April 25, 19.30

On the last Thursday of every month, SALT Ulus will remain open until 22.00. During each of the Long Thursdays that will take place throughout the duration of the exhibition It was a time of conversation, exhibition critique tours will be led by experts from different disciplines. The first tour, which will be led by Bora Gürdaş on April 25, will begin at 19.30.

Based on original documents from the period, It was a time of conversation calls for a reevaluation of three exhibitions that took place in the early ‘90s in Turkey –Number Fifty/Memory/Recollection II (1993, İstanbul); Globalization-State, Misery, Violence (1995, İstanbul) and GAR [Railway Station] (1995, Ankara). The exhibition critique tours aim to provide a platform for discussion that will focus on the shifting framework of art in Turkey during the 1990s as well as the significance of bringing the archives of these three exhibitions together.

The tour will be held in Turkish.

Bora Gürdaş received his BA (2005) and MA (2008) degrees from the History of Art Department at Hacettepe University. Gürdaş is working towards a PhD thesis entitled “1960’larda Plastik Sanatlar ve Sinemada Görsellik” [Visuality in Plastic Arts and Cinema in 1960s] under the supervision of Zeynep Yasa Yaman, and works as a research assistant at the same department. His texts have appeared in various publications including Milliyet Sanat, Arredamento Mimarlık, Artist Actual and Artam Global Art. He currently contributes to Sanat Dünyamız and Genç Sanat magazines.

* Due to exhibition preparations for upcoming programs, which will open on May 8 at SALT Beyoğlu and SALT Galata, there are no Long Thursday events scheduled for these venues.