Analytic Perspectives on Time as a Form
Şeref Erol


February 28, 2019 / 18:30

In a talk as part of The Time Needs Changing exhibition, artist and academic Şeref Erol will explore the idea of “time as the enabler of our facilities, or in other words, our creations or conceptualizations” through correlations drawn with formal sciences (logic, mathematics) and philosophy. The thought processes Erol will tackle can be summed as a pre- and post-Kantian approach to our philosophical and scientific understanding through a critique of Kant.

About Şeref Erol

Born in 1975, Şeref Erol has been producing his artistic and academic works under the Definition of Art Group since 2005. From 2013 onwards, Erol has organized and lectured at the “Text and Analytical Art Studio”, which he established at the Mersin University Faculty of Fine Arts in association with the Definition of Art Group. For the past year, Şeref Erol has also been organizing the public workshops of the analytical art activities of the “Analytical Art Group,” which is a direct reference to the conceptual artistic event form of “The Definition of Art,” in partnership with the group member Elif Kılıçdoğan.

The event will take place at the Pera Museum Auditorium. Free of admissions; drop in. Places are limited; no reservations. The talk 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

Seaside Leisure

Seaside Leisure

Istanbul’s Seaside Leisure: Nostalgia from Sea Baths to Beaches exhibition brought together photographs, magazines, comics, objects, and books from various private and institutional collections, and told a nostalgic story while also addressing the change and socialization of the norms of how Istanbulites used their free time. Istanbul’s Seaside Leisure was a documentary testament of the radical transformations in the Republic’s lifestyle. 

Midnight Stories: Hotel of Retro Dreams <br> Doğu Yücel

Midnight Stories: Hotel of Retro Dreams
Doğu Yücel

He didn’t expect this from me. And I hadn’t expected that we would decide to get married that day, at that moment. Everything happened all of a sudden, but exactly like it was supposed to happen in our day. We thought of the idea of marriage simultaneously, we smiled simultaneously, blinking and opening our eyes in unison. 

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!”.