Analytic Perspectives on Time as a Form
Şeref Erol

Talk

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

Istanbul-Paris-Istanbul: Mario Prassinos

Istanbul-Paris-Istanbul: Mario Prassinos

Mario Prassinos liked Istanbul more than the current Istanbulites of today. It is obvious that you can understand this from the article written by her daughter Catherine Prassinos in the Pera Museum's book on the artist.

Giacometti in Paris

Giacometti in Paris

The second part of exhibition illustrates Alberto Giacometti’s relations with Post-Cubist artists and the Surrealist movement between 1922 and 1935, one of the important sculptures series he created during his first years in Paris, and the critical role he played in the art scene of the period.

A Photographer’s Biography Guillaume Berggren

A Photographer’s Biography Guillaume Berggren

Berggren acquires the techniques of photography in Berlin and holds different jobs in various European cities before arriving in İstanbul. Initially en route to Marseille, he disembarks from his ship in 1866 and settles in İstanbul, where he is to spend the rest of his life.