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

Moscow Conceptualists

Moscow Conceptualists

Our institutions have been stuck on linear Neo-Platonic tracks for 24 centuries. These antiquated processes of deduction have lost their authority. Just like art it has fallen off its pedestal. Legal, educational and constitutional systems rigidly subscribe to these; they are 100% text based.

Midnight Stories: COGITO <br> Tevfik Uyar

Midnight Stories: COGITO <br> Tevfik Uyar

He had imagined the court room as a big place. It wasn’t. It was about the size of his living room, with an elevation at one end, with a dais on it. The judges and the attorneys sat there. Below it was an old wooden rail, worn out in some places. That was his place. There was another seat for his lawyer. At the back, about 20 or 30 chairs were stowed out for the non-existent crowd.

Stefan Hablützel Look At Me!

Stefan Hablützel Look At Me!

The exhibition Look at Me! Portraits and Other Fictions from the ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection examines portraiture, one of the oldest artistic genres, through a significant number of works of our times. Through the exhibition we will be sharing about the artists and sections in “Look At Me!”.