A Reading on Time

Writer Reading

February 23, 2019 / 13:00

Pera Museum’s The Time Needs Changing series of events continue with readings on the theme of “time” organized in collaboration with altZine. The event will feature a reading of select articles from four issues of altZine published in 2018 that explored the concept of time, from the voices of the authors; Hande Ortaç, Emir Çubukçu, İlay Bilgili, and Ulya Soley.

About altZine

Published online since 1998, altZine is Turkey’s first electronic literature magazine. For the past 20 years, altZine.net continued its life as an important platform with 292 authors contributing with 464 unique articles. In March 2015, altZine underwent a change in concept and content due to changing needs, and for the past three years, it has been published online in the form of a quarterly periodical. Each of the four issues of altZine Literature and Culture Magazine in a year explores the same theme, determined at the beginning of the year, from four different perspectives, and with contributions from four different groups of editors, enabling an in-depth look at the year’s theme. Through a detailed and focused analysis of one theme at a theme, altZine serves to put a brief pause to the fleeting nature of time that urges humans to consume everything at a rapid pace. Published each year on March 21, June 21, September 23 and December 21, the issues borrow the renewing and transforming power of the seasons to bring unique articles to readers.

The event will take place at Pera Café. Free admission, drop in. The reading will be in Turkish.

 

Temporary Exhibition

The Time Needs Changing

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 Time Needs Changing

At the Order of the Padishah

At the Order of the Padishah

In this piece, Żmurko presents an exotic image of a harem chamber, replete with gleaming fabrics and scattered jewels, as a setting for the statuesquely beautiful body of an odalisque murdered “at the order of the padishah”. 

Cameria (Mihrimah Sultan)

Cameria (Mihrimah Sultan)

Based on similar examples by the European painters in various collections, this work is one of the portraits of Mihrimah Sultan, who was depicted rather often in the 16th century.

The adventure of the Big ‘K’

The adventure of the Big ‘K’

In a bid to review the International System of Units (SI), the International Bureau of Weights and Measures gathered at the 26th General Conference on Weights and Measures on November 16, 2018. Sixty member states have voted for changing four out of seven basic units of measurement. The kilogram is among the modified. Before describing the key points, let us have a closer look into the kilogram and its history.