From Archaeology To Modern Experimentation

There’s been a new art venue at galata since november. Salt galata continues to welcome visitors with two exhibitions in january.

Salt Galata invites art lovers to two exhibitions this month: Scramble for the Past: A Story of Archaeology in the Ottoman Empire, 1753-1914, which runs to March 11, and Gülsün Karamustafa’s Modernity Unveiled/Interweaving Histories, which ends on     January 22.

In Scramble for the Past, Prof. Dr. Zainab Bahrani, Prof. Dr. Zeynep Çelik and Prof. Dr. Edhem Eldem take up the period between the opening of the British Museum, considered the first modern museum in the world, and of the Evkaf-ı İslâmiye Museum (Islamic Foundations Museum, now the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art) in Istanbul. Gülsün Karamustafa’s exhibition meanwhile consists of installations based on primary school prototypes designed for the Village Institutes in Anatolia by Austria’s first woman architect, Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky.

A Genius In İstanbul

In a collaboration between Kült and InArtis, a Salvador Dali exhibition opened at the Tophane-i Amire (Imperial Arsenal) Gallery of Mimar Sinan University on December 23. The show, which runs through February 26, features works of Dali, the leading representative of Surrealism, that were inspired by Dante’s immortal Divine Comedy. The exhibition, which includes a total of 121 works, consists of two parts, Dinner with Gala and Traces of Surrealism. You can view the works of this mad artist, who awoke every morning to the pleasure of being Salvador Dali and was Surrealism itself, every day of the week from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.