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

Fluid Identities  Creating an Identity / Hybrid Identities

Fluid Identities Creating an Identity / Hybrid Identities

A firm believer in the idea that a collection needs to be upheld at least by four generations and comparing this continuity to a relay race, Nahit Kabakcı began creating the Huma Kabakcı Collection from the 1980s onwards. Today, the collection can be considered one of the most important and outstanding examples among the rare, consciously created, and long-lasting ones of its kind in Turkey.

Giacometti: Early Works

Giacometti: Early Works

Organized in collaboration with the Giacometti Foundation, Paris, the exhibition explores Giacometti’s prolific life, most of which the artist led in his studio in Montparnasse, through the works of his early period as well his late work, including one unfinished piece. Devoted to Giacometti’s early works, the first part of the exhibition demonstrates the influence of Giovanni Giacometti, the father of the artist and a Swiss Post-Impressionist painter himself, on Giacometti’s output during these years and his role in his son’s development. 

Transition to Sculpture

Transition to Sculpture

If Manolo Valdés’s paintings convey a search for materiality, his sculpture does so even more. Today, sculpture has taken over most of his workspace, his time, and his efforts.