Time out alternatives for February 1-8

The Sequential: Locus of Power

Independent art platform Salt Galata presents Turkish artist Baris Dogrusoz’s latest media installation series, Locus of Power. Presented as part of the Sequential program, Dogrusoz examines the cultural, economic and political history of an ancient city located in the Deir ez-Zor region of Syria. The multimedia installation based on the reconstruction of the site looks at the aesthetics of ruins, representation and rereading of colonial discourse based on museology and archeology. The first video of the trilogy, Sandstorm and the Oblivion (2017) traces the siege, decline and unearthing of the city. The second installation, Beneath Crowded Skies (2019) draws attention to the periodic sieges that the town has been subjected to for centuries. Completed in 2020, the third installation, Cross Pollinated, interrogates whether archaeological sites can be called cultural heritage.

The exhibition is available at Salt Galata from Tuesday to Friday between 11am and 5pm.


The Anadorian ensemble, with Tulug Tirpan on piano, Cagdas Oruc on saxophone, Eylem Pelit on bass guitar and Volkan Oktem on drums, will perform in the next installation of Cemal Resit Rey’s (CRR) online concert series on February 5. The group will perform new songs, as well as its traditional repertoire, which includes dynamic covers of monody music.

The concert will be available on CRR’s Youtube channel on February 5.


Turkish guitarist Murat Usanmaz will meet music lovers virtually on February 4 through Cemal Resit Rey (CRR) Concert Hall’s online concert program, performing a versatile repertoire ranging from Bach to Sabicas. Known for his international and domestic success, Usanmaz interprets works from various genres with his guitar.

The concert will be available on CRR’s Youtube channel.


Anna Laudel hosts the first solo exhibition of German artist Mathias Hornung. Known for dissolving the boundary between technology and sculpture, Hornung draws an arc from the woodcut to the digital world and situates his images thematically in the present. In his artworks, based on rectangular grids printed either on paper or three-dimensionally on wood, Mathias Hornung presents the relationship between past, present and future.

The exhibition is available at Anna Laudel from Tuesday to Friday between 12pm and 6pm.


Galeri Selvin commemorates Turkish painter Nail Payza on the 25th anniversary of his death with a new exhibition. Working mainly with oil paint, Payza shifted his focus to original prints at the end of the 1980s. After opening his first solo exhibition in 1953, Payza also took part in solo and group projects in the U.S. and Canada, where he lived.

The exhibition is available at Galeri Selvin from Monday to Friday between 11 am and 7 pm.


Platform A by Armoni Art Gallery presents a group exhibition that reflects the artistic processes of five painters, Bulent Aytac, Dogan Karakilic, F. Ceren Caglar, Sami Gedik and Sinan Ayber during the pandemic. “Art has transformed the pandemic into ‘a time of metaphor’ and this exhibition is an exhibition by a group of artists who recovered through art,” explains Bulent Aytac.

The exhibition is available at Platform A by Armoni Art Gallery from Tuesday to Friday between 12pm and 7pm.


Akbank Sanat’s short film series continues with the Arian Vazidaftari’s 2018 production, Like a Good Kid. The film focuses on the surprising story of Sara, a 24-year old babysitter, and Matin, a 6-year old boy who Sara has to babysit, after Matin tells Sara about a fight he had with his mother the night before.

The film is available on Akbank Sanat’s Youtube channel.


Muze Evliyagil’s temporary exhibition space, ArtOda, will host a new group exhibition consisting of works from the Evligayil Collection. The exhibition gathers together the works of 10 painters, including Mubin Orhon, Nihan Sesalan, Onur Kilic, Pinar Koksal, Tayfun Gulnar and Ufuk Yilmaz, around the themes of isolation and solitude. The artists draw near the “welcoming shores of the dark water” and offer a glance into their isolated world.

The exhibition is available at ArtOda from Tuesday to Friday between 11am and 5pm.

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