Seminar Series on History of Art:
“Is Another History of Art Possible?”

Seminar Series on History of Art: “Is Another History of Art Possible?”

Moderator: Prof. Burcu Pelvanoğlu (Mimar Sinan University – Department of Art History)

The lack of confidence that modernization in Turkey bore has also permeated the arts, and the art in Turkey was also marked out through this lack of self-confidence. Examining the texts of artists who put the history of fine arts in Turkey onto paper, especially those of Nurullah Berk, it is possible to observe a constant emphasis on the art in Turkey chronologically lagging behind the West. Another problematic point in these books, mostly written by artists, is the fact that until the 1950s, in Turkey, modern art was aimed to be described through groups/movements. However, any attempt at writing a comprehensive history of modern art in Turkey, would require the telling of stories, either through figure, or landscape, or women. Just like modernization having several symbols, the history of plastic arts in Turkey also advanced through symbols. First in the texts written by Nurullah Berk, and later, as the market was gradually formed, in the texts consisting of reiterations of Berk’s discourse, these symbols were ignored; positioning oneself where one desires to be, close to the art movements that one favours was preferred. This series of talks aims to initiate a discussion about the writing of art history, through its relationship with the nation-state; the position of women; the relationship of art and literature; the formation of canon; and the roles of museums.

The event is free of charge. Invitations available from the Akbank Sanat ticket office on the event day, one hour before the event begins.

“The Relationship between
the Writing of Art History and the Nation-State”

Akbank Sanat

22 November 2018|18:30

“Where are the Women in the Writing of Art History?”

Akbank Sanat

20 December 2018|18:30

“Representation of Women in Contemporary Art”

Akbank Sanat

24 January 2019|18:30

“Overlooked Relationships: Relationships of Art and Literature after 1950”

Akbank Sanat

28 February 2019|18:30

“Reading the 1980s: Relationships between Art and Politics”

Akbank Sanat

7 March 2019|18:30

“The Canon and Representation in Contemporary Art”

Akbank Sanat

11 April 2019|18:30

“The Roles of Museums in the Writing of Art History”

Akbank Sanat

9 May 2019|18:30

Seminar Series on History of Art: “Is Another History of Art Possible?”

November 2018 - May 2019

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26 NOV TUE
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Exhibition Regular Insanity

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18:30

Aerial Dance

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19:00

Coboram La Prima / Beside Me

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27 NOV WED
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Exhibition Regular Insanity

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18:30

Learning Machines and Artists Learning with Machines

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18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

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28 NOV THU
3

Exhibition Regular Insanity

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18:30

Kant's Project of Critique and the Crisis of Contemporary Philosophy

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18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

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29 NOV FRI
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Exhibition Regular Insanity

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12:00

Introduction to exhibition planning, Curatorial Strategies

Open Dıalogue Istanbul

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

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30 NOV SAT
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Exhibition Regular Insanity

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11:00

Mini Mosaics Workshop (For 7 – 12 Ages)

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12:30

Toy Sculpture Workshop (For 7-12 Ages)

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13:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children (For 4-6 Ages)

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13:00

The Story of Macbeth

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14:15

Sculpture Hands & Arms(For 9-12 Ages)

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15:00

Animation Movies from The Netherlands

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16:00

Galleries and Exhibitions in the Istanbul Art Scene

Akbank Sanat

01 DEC SUN
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02 DEC MON
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03 DEC TUE
2

Exhibition Regular Insanity

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18:30

Aerial Dance

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04 DEC WED
2

Exhibition Regular Insanity

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18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

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05 DEC THU
5

Exhibition Regular Insanity

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13:00

People With No Tomorrow

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16:00

The Undesirable

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18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

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19:00

Beyond the Bolex

Akbank Sanat

06 DEC FRI
7

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

12:00

Introduction to exhibition planning, Curatorial Strategies 2

Akbank Sanat

12:00

Talk: Restoration and Access of the Film Heritage

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Hans Richter: The Avantgarde Music of Cinema

Akbank Sanat

16:00

The Views from the Ottoman Empire & Tamilla

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Man of Gold

Akbank Sanat

07 DEC SAT
10

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Masterclass: Daan van den Hurk

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Colorful Cups (For 6-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

12:45

I Am Designing My Own Bag (Ages 6-12 Years Old)

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children (For 4-6 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Comedy Selections

Akbank Sanat

14:00

Toy Sculpture Workshop (For 7-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

16:00

Research and Determining of Curatorial Concept

Akbank Sanat

16:00

Woman With A Camera: Ella Bergmann-Michel

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Serge Bromberg’s Retour de Flamme

Akbank Sanat

08 DEC SUN
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09 DEC MON
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10 DEC TUE
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Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

20:00

ISTANBUL’DAN “Yola Çıktık” Album Launch Concert

Akbank Sanat

11 DEC WED
3

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Science, Technology, Society Talks – 4

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

12 DEC THU
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Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Crises of Legitimacy and a Discursive Philosopher: Habermas

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

13 DEC FRI
4

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

18:00

Independent Spaces and Biennials: Projecting and Implementation

Open Dıalogue Istanbul

18:30

Günümüz Sanatı Koleksiyonerliği ve Kürasyonu

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

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14 DEC SAT
3

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children (For 4-6 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Collections, Archives, and Their Users

Akbank Sanat

15 DEC SUN
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