press release

A Century of Centuries gathers an unfolding sequence of solo artistic positions shown in dialogue, formed in response to transformative moments, traumatic experiences and social transitions of the past that continue to resonate in and shape the present. The artists were chosen for bodies of production, or major video works that explore the lasting effects of key periods and events within the longer trajectory of time they inhabit.

Four new works, or developments to ongoing research, were commissioned in the building up of this program. These include interventions by Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Didem Pekün and Dilek Winchester; and a series of lecture performances titled Trailer by dance artists Erinç Aslanboğa, Natalie Heller and Bahar Temiz, which look into notions of personal and collective memory, staged in the frame of the exhibition. Trailer (2015) takes place between until April 3, Wednesday and Friday at 18.30h, and Sunday at 16.30h.

Judith Raum's participation has been organized in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Istanbul.