September 1, 2014 - SALT - September 2014
September 1, 2014

September 2014

İsmail Saray, Envoy, 1972.

September 2014​

SALT Beyoğlu

İstiklal Caddesi 136
Beyoğlu 34430

SALT Galata
Bankalar Caddesi 11
Karaköy 34420

Atatürk Bulvarı 12 
Ulus 06250 

From England with Love, İsmail Saray
September 13–November 2
SALT Galata

There are very few texts, no books, and no exhibition catalogues on İsmail Saray. Nor has the AND Journal of Art and Art Education (1984–1993) that Saray published with his wife and life-long collaborator, Jenni Boswell-Jones, been given the historical analysis that it deserves. 

SALT has been researching the context of Saray’s life and practice since late 2012 with the conviction that the artist holds a canonical place for art and the cultural environment of the 1970s and early 1980s in Turkey. His works have maintained an international resonance with the advanced practices of the time as well as an acute sense of place. 

From England with Love, İsmail Saray is the culmination of a comprehensive research comprising an intensive archival process and an in-depth collaboration with the artist. This long-overdue survey assembles and secures the complete archive of the artist, as well as unearthing various artworks kept by Saray’s fellow artists. 

SUMMER HOMES: Claiming the Coast
September 5–November 16
SALT Beyoğlu

SUMMER HOMES: Claiming the Coast explores summer homes in Turkey as the cultural invention of a certain period, situating this phenomenon in its historical background in terms of geographical and social effects. The architectural, legal, and literary research undertaken for the project takes shape within the exhibition in the form of written documents, drawings, photographs, films, models, and furnishings. The content has been assembled from numerous institutional archives, particularly SALT Research, and is supported by selections from private family collections, contemporary fieldwork, and work by artists. 

Into the Country
September 11–November 1

Into the Country is the first exhibition in a four-month collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, which explores artistic responses to the rural, to spirituality and theology, culminating in a second exhibition at SALT Galata and a series of events at SALT Beyoğlu in November. Curated by Łukasz Ronduda, the artists include Fatma Bucak, Michał Łagowski, Krzysztof Maniak, Honorata Martin, R.U.T.A., Daniel Rycharski and Slavs and Tatars.

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