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

Artist Nicola Lorini in Conversation

Artist Nicola Lorini in Conversation

Inspired by its Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection, Pera Museum presents a contemporary video installation titled For All the Time, for All the Sad Stones at the gallery that hosts the Collection. The installation by the artist Nicola Lorini takes its starting point from recent events, in particular the calculation of the hypothetical mass of the Internet and the weight lost by the model of the kilogram and its consequent redefinition, and traces a non-linear voyage through the Collection.

Portrait of Martín Zapater (1797)

Portrait of Martín Zapater (1797)

Martín Zapater y Clavería, born in Zaragoza on November 12th 1747, came from a family of modest merchants and was taken in to live with a well-to-do aunt, Juana Faguás, and her daughter, Joaquina de Alduy. He studied with Goya in the Escuelas Pías school in Zaragoza from 1752 to 1757 and a friendship arose between them which was to last until the death of Zapater in 1803. 

Return from Vienna

Return from Vienna

Józef Brandt harboured a fascination for the history of 17th century Poland, and his favourite themes included ballistic scenes and genre scenes before and after the battle proper –all and sundry marches, returns, supply trains, billets and encampments, patrols, and similar motifs illustrating the drudgery of warfare outside of its culminating moments.