Sezin Romi

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It Was a Time of Conversation is an archive and research project. It revisits the story of three exhibitions that took place in the first half of the 1990s in Turkey: Elli Numara: Anı Bellek II [Number Fifty: Memory/Recollection II], GAR [Railway Station] and Küreselleşme–Devlet, Sefalet, Şiddet [Globalization–State, Misery, Violence]. In 2012, SALT visualized the research in the form of an exhibition at SALT Galata in the Open Archive. This was followed by a more developed presentation of the exhibition at SALT Ulus in 2013. This publication, prepared in parallel with the exhibition, brings together texts by Ali Akay, Selim Birsel, Burak ...
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Following the attacks on the creators of the controversial satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris in January 2015, the shootings at a debate on free speech in Copenhagen, the punishment of the rights activist and blogger Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia, and the subsequent massive civil mobilisation, the cultural field is forced to process the significance of these events and their wider implications for our work. In Paris and many other instances across continents, representation itself came under attack. Arguably, the field of representation has been in crisis for some time, yet the current context demands that we consider this crisis from ...

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