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

Family and Shared Cultural Histories  <br>Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Family and Shared Cultural Histories
Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Pera Museum, in collaboration with Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), is one of the main venues for this year’s 15th Istanbul Biennial from 16 September to 12 November 2017.



Having penetrated the Balkans in the fourteenth century, conquered Constantinople in the fifteenth, and reached the gates of Vienna in the sixteenth, the Ottoman Empire long struck fear into European hearts. 

Sea Baths

Sea Baths

It is understood from Evliya Çelebi’s well-known Book of Travels that the history of sea baths goes as far back as the 17th century; their acceptance and popularization take place in mid-19th century as a result of Westernization, among other things.