Long Thursday
February 2014

Salt Beyoğlu, Salt Galata, Salt Ulus

February 27, 2014 18.00 – 22.00

Still from the film Sympathy for the Devil (1968) <i>Sympathy for the Devil</i> (1968) filminden bir kare
Still from the film Sympathy for the Devil (1968)
SALT is open until 22.00 on Thursday, February 27. The Long Thursday event includes free exhibition and building tours, as well as special discounts at the café in SALT Galata and at the bookstores in SALT Beyoğlu and SALT Galata.

SALT Beyoğlu

In the Walk-in Cinema at 19.00
Screening: Sympathy for the Devil­ (1968)
Jean-Luc Godard
English without subtitles
100 minutes

After May 1968, Jean-Luc Godard moved to London to film the Rolling Stones recording “Sympathy for the Devil”. One half of the film focuses on the band’s rehearsal sessions. Occasionally accompanied by this song, the other half presents a series of sequences dealing with issues like racism, media, technocratic society, Marxism, feminism, intellectualism and pornography.

Normalization Parts 1 and 2 and 3 (2005-2010)
Can Altay

Floor 1
VB 25 (1996)
Vanessa Beecroft 

Floor 2
Wall-Floor Positions (1968)
Bruce Naumann

Dance or Exercise on the Perimeter of a Square (Square Dance) (1967-1968)
Bruce Nauman

SALT Kitchen
In the SALT Kitchen, Gastronomika chefs will be preparing and offering drinks from their recipes. Gastronomika is an independent project that aims to introduce intellectual, visual and audial identities to gastronomy by respositioning traditional Anatolian cuisine.

Members of Slow Food Youth Network Istanbul will talk about the work they have been recently conducting in the Garden at SALT Beyoğlu.

SALT Galata

Guided tour in Turkish and English at 19.00
Dismantling the Archive: Representation, Identity, Memory in an Ottoman Family
Dismantling the Archive focuses on the years 1900-1940 of the Said Bey Archive, encompassing three generations from the late Ottoman period up through the early years of the Republic of Turkey. The exhibition attempts to understand how a family, as it passed through a complicated process of transition, expressed and represented itself in writing, photography, music, narrations and material culture.

Floor 1
Good Boy, Bad Boy (1985)
Bruce Nauman

Floor -1
Song Delay (1973)
Joan Jonas

SALT Research is open until 20.00 and The Ottoman Bank Museum is open until 22.00.


Works From The Collection of L’Internationale

The exhibition presents one work from each of the collections of L’Internationale partner museums, by artists: Marina Abramović, Vanessa Beecroft, Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese, Bruce Nauman and Allan Sekula. The selected works refer to issues of authoritarian power, media manipulation, debates around public space and gender politics. By gathering these positions together at this moment in time the exhibition aims to reflect upon local stories through the reading of five internationally renowned, iconic works.