Alistair Hicks and Nilbar Güreş
The Time Needs Changing

Guided Tour

February 12, 2019 / 19:00

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.

Alistair Hicks is the author of 'The Global Art Compass' (Yapı Kredi Yayınları, 2015) and a brand new book about Ali Kazma, 'A Voyage around our Minds' (The Museum for New Art, Freiburg, 2017). He was the Senior Curator of the Deutsche Bank art collection. His previous books include New British Art in the Saatchi Collection, The School of London: The Resurgence of Contemporary Painting and Art Works: British and German Contemporary Art, 1960–2000.

Nilbar Güreş (1977, İstanbul) builds her image production on a performative approach and cultural observation. Her work is molded around gender, the composition of conceptual space and narrative presentation, and realized in photography, collage, drawing and video. . Her practice engages with issues surrounding the female identity and the role of women in society, the relationship between women and their home and public space, and the view of Muslim women in Europe. In addition to her gender-based approach, Güreş also explores marginalised communities and patriarchal systems. Güreş’s upcoming group shows in 2019 include Ecology of Darkness (Savy Contemporary, Germany), BODY (Austrian Cultural Forum, Germany) and Still Burning (Varberg Konsthall, Sweden).

The tour will be in English.

Admission: 30 TL  (Free for Friends of the Museum) Tickets can be purchased on Biletix. Or to book please e-mail:

Places are limited. 

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

Midnight Horror Stories: The Landlord <br> Hakan Bıçakcı

Midnight Horror Stories: The Landlord
Hakan Bıçakcı

Three people sleeping side by side. On the uncomfortable seats of the stuffy airplane in the air. Three friends. I’m the friend in the window seat. The other two are a couple, Emre and Melisa. I’m alone, they are together. And another difference. I’ve only closed my eyes. They are asleep.

Horror Vacui <br> Alejandro Almanza Pereda

Horror Vacui
Alejandro Almanza Pereda

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.



Pera Museum’s Cold Front from the Balkans exhibition curated by Ali Akay and Alenka Gregorič brings together contemporary artists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.