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Scared of Murals, 13th Antalya International Film and Art Festival, 1976. Archive: Cihat Aral.

“Scared of Murals“
SALT Beyoğlu
January 31–April 21, 2013

An exhibition tracing the concordances between artistic practices, artist rights, artist unions, murals, and political mass movements in Turkey between the years 1976 and 1980. Scared of Murals brings together a plethora of documentary material presented along with restaged elements from specific exhibitions that took place during this period, especially the 1. Mayıs Sergisi [First May Exhibition] organized by Görsel Sanatçılar Derneği – GSD [Visual Artists Association].

“Scared of Murals” focuses on a specific aspect of cultural production that antedates September 12, 1980, the third coup d’état in the history of the Republic of Turkey. The research and exhibition revive the period by tracing exhibitions, public art projects such as murals, as well as collective and political endeavors that revolve around the GSD.

SALT Galata
January 24–April 7, 2013

1+8 is an eight-screen video installation about Turkey and her eight neighbors based on the feature film of the same name directed by Cynthia Madansky and Angelika Brudniak.

Modern Turkey’s Discovery of the Ottoman Heritage:
The Ali Saim Ülgen Archive
SALT Galata, Open Archive
February 8–March 24, 2013

The project presents a cross-section of the state of cultural assets and conservation efforts in Turkey before the 1960s, based on the world of Ali Saim Ülgen, researcher, architect, and specialist in the restoration of classical Ottoman architecture.

SALT Beyoğlu
İstiklal Caddesi 136
Beyoğlu 34430 İstanbul
SALT Galata
Bankalar Caddesi 11
Karaköy 34420 İstanbul

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