Becoming Istanbul

Salt, Garanti Bank’s contemporary art space, is starting a new exhibition project titled “Becoming Istanbul” on Sept. 13.

The project explores contemporary Istanbul through an interactive database of over 400 media outlets. An up-to-date collection of artists’ videos, photography series, documentaries, news reports, cartoons and architectural projects, the database is organized according to 80 concepts that instrumentalize typical discourses relating to the city and suggest new points of view.

Its media include the visual productions of artists and researchers who have problematized actors and phenomena typically disregarded in urban discourse, as well as the declarations of decision makers involved in Istanbul’s current transformations.

The graphic and spatial design of these projects, to be presented on Salt Beyoğlu’s second and third floors, is carried out in collaboration with design firms Project Projects and Superpool.

The design solutions allowing the Becoming Istanbul database to be viewed individually or collectively are also intended to enrich the experience of viewers. Keep in mind that some of the media will only be available during the exhibition at Salt Beyoğlu.

More info at

SALT Beyoğlu
founded by Garanti
İstiklal Caddesi 136
Beyoğlu 34430 İstanbul Türkiye

Author: istanbul

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