The Time Needs Changing

Cao Fei, Nilbar Güreş, Raqs Media Collective

December 13, 2018 - March 17, 2019

The Time Needs Changing exhibition questioned our geo-politically controlled notions of time. The three artists in this show gave alternatives to linear time, which is currently strictly enforced by the power structures under which we live.

The works of Cao Fei, Nilbar Güreş and the Raqs Media Collective released the shackles of time, and suggest alternative and parallel paths. The exhibition presented a thought-scape that draws from three different parts of the world; China, Turkey and India. The artists explored time through drawing, video, photography, installation and new media.

Time was one of the many subjects addressed by the participants of the exhibition. Their works helped us better understand our relations with ourselves, as well as those with the world around us. Nilbar Güreş questioned masculine linear time; Cao Fei offered us greater control in a world where real and virtual intersect; and the Raqs Media Collective liberated time itself in its works that associate memory with different experiences.

The Time Needs Changing called us to appreciate time not as a series of disappearing moments, but as a way of better understanding ourselves.

Curator: Alistair Hicks

#TheTimeNeedsChanging

The Time Needs Changing

The Time Needs Changing

Presenting an alternative to conventional time, the exhibition created a thought-scape around the idea of time through drawing, photography, video, installation and new media works by Cao Fei, Nilbar Güreş and Raqs Media Collective from China, Turkey and India. The three artists released the shackles of time and suggest alternative and parallel paths, responding to time in their own ways.

Analytic Perspectives on Time as a Form <br> Şeref Erol

Analytic Perspectives on Time as a Form
Şeref Erol

In a talk as part of The Time Needs Changing exhibition, artist and academic Şeref Erol will explore the idea of “time as the enabler of our facilities, or in other words, our creations or conceptualizations” through correlations drawn with formal sciences (logic, mathematics) and philosophy.

A Reading on Time

A Reading on Time

Pera Museum’s The Time Needs Changing series of events continue with readings on the theme of “time” organized in collaboration with altZine.

Existence and Time<br>Prof. Dr. Kaan H. Ökten

Existence and Time
Prof. Dr. Kaan H. Ökten

Prof. Dr. Kaan H. Ökten, lecturer at the Department of Philosophy, Mimar Sinan Fine Art University will take an “inside look” at the existential perspectives of time and explore the domains and possibilities of being in his talk as part of The Time Needs Changing exhibition.

Alistair Hicks and Nilbar Güreş<br>The Time Needs Changing

Alistair Hicks and Nilbar Güreş
The Time Needs Changing

Pera Museum, invites you to see The Time Needs Changing, an exhibition questioning our geo-politically controlled notions of time, with its curator Alistair Hicks and artist Nilbar Güreş!

The Time Needs Changing presents a thought-scape that draws from three different parts of the world; China, Turkey and India. The artists explore time through drawing, video, photography, installation and new media.

Raqs Media Collective & Alistair Hicks<br>“The Event Shaped Hole”

Raqs Media Collective & Alistair Hicks
“The Event Shaped Hole”

Raqs Media Collective, whose works Escapement (2009), Re-run (2013), Emperor’s Old Clothes Maquette (2016) and Hollowgram (2017) are shown as part of “The Time Needs Changing” exhibition at Pera Museum, will be talking about concepts they’ve been working on recently as well as their recent projects. The exhibition’s curator Alistair Hicks will be in conversation with Raqs following the talk.

Video

Timezones

The program is a collection of stories of individuals who await the right time to live their own reality, rebel against the truths of their time, wonder about the lives being led concurrently on the far side of the world, challenge the notion that a day is but 24 hours, and believe in the healing effect of time.


Serpent Head

Serpent Head

The Greek god Apollo and his son Asklepios presided over the realm of medicine and healing. Apollo was also the god of light and sun, whose solar symbolism and association with medicine would become linked to Christ the Physician, and the resurrected.

Ottoman Music and Entertainment from the Perspective of Painters

Ottoman Music and Entertainment from the Perspective of Painters

When we examine the Ottoman-themed paintings of indoor everyday life by western painters, musical entertainment attracts attention as a fundamental aspect of the lifestyle.

Giacometti & the Human Figure

Giacometti & the Human Figure

Giacometti worked nonstop on his sculptures, either from nature or from memory, trying to capture the universal facial expressions.