Talk: Aslıhan Demirtaş

Salt Ulus

October 5, 2013 15.00

Atatürk Dam Shoreline                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Atatürk Baraji Kiyisi, 1999, Adiyaman<br />
Fotograf: Aslihan Demirtas
Atatürk Dam Shoreline, 1999, Adıyaman

Photo: Aslıhan Demirtaş
Aslıhan Demirtaş will talk about the research process leading to the exhibition Modern Essays 5: Graft, which explores the relationship between nature and modernism by tracing dam building practices in modern Turkey. The talk will focus on the State’s attitude towards nature, as established during the early republican projects undertaken in Ankara that included the Çubuk Dam and the Atatürk State Farm reservoirs, strategies later introduced to all rivers across Turkey to date. The talk will also outline the research and production processes of the drawings, databases, models and related background information that led to the exhibition.

The exhibition is on view at SALT Ulus from September 26 to November 30.

The talk will be held in Turkish.