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SALT Galata’s Open Archive is a project space which “explores possible relationships between archives, democracy, and transparency,” in line with SALT’s belief that in order to be of value, archives must be available to all.
O Zamanlar Konusuyorduk (It was a Time of Conversation) is SALT’s second Open Archive project. It was a Time of Conversation deals with the art scene in Turkey in the early-mid 1990s, a time when, according to the project’s organizers, “institutionalization was still at a minimum.” The documents, videos, and other sources in It was a Time of Conversation focus specifically on three exhibitions from this period: Elli Numara / Ani/Bellek II (Number Fifty / Memory/Recollection II), GAR (Railway Station), which ran for just a single day in 1995 at the Ankara Train Station before being closed by the Station Directorate on grounds of immorality; and Küresellesme – Devlet, Sefalet, Siddet (Globalization – State, Misery, Violence), a parallel exhibition of the 4th Istanbul Biennial in 1995, dealing with individual and state violence.
When: February 8 – April 22
How much: Free
March 30, 2012 § Leave a comment
pop.see.cul : Can you tell us a bit about your background?
Ignacio Torres : I am a Texas native who recently moved to New York to work as a photographer. The last few years I attended the University of North Texas where I received my BFA in Photography.
pop.see.cul : Did you always want to be a photographer?
Ignacio Torres : As a young kid I was interested in photography but it was nothing I seriously pursued until high school. I was first interested in filmmaking and went into college thinking it was what I wanted to do. After taking my first film related class I realized my interest had shifted to the glossy images I saw in magazines. That’s when I decided I wanted to be a fashion photographer.
pop.see.cul : Where do you usually get your inspiration from?
Ignacio Torres : Lately I go people watching in the city for inspiration. It sounds cliché but I can spot someone and I immediately start visualizing a photo in my head.
pop.see.cul : Can you explain your project called ‘Stellar’?
Ignacio Torres : ‘Stellar’ is a celebration of life and humanity. My interest in science and visual language merged through this specific project. I wanted to communicate our cosmic origins in a straightforward and captivating manner.
pop.see.cul : What is your typical day like?
Ignacio Torres : Most of my days begin with early breakfast and answering emails. It then proceeds to catch up with blogs, news, etc. Most of my day is spent researching, reading, watching movies and organizing my life.
pop.see.cul : What are your plans for the future?
Ignacio Torres : I want to make more work and shoot new short films. I would also like to do some work with Opening Ceremony in the future.
pop.see.cul : How would you describe yourself in general?
Ignacio Torres : Positive, outgoing and comical.
pop.see.cul : Who are you favorite photographers?
Ignacio Torres : I love the work of Hedi Slimane, Robert Longo, and David Armstrong.
pop.see.cul : Do you think it’s difficult to be a successful photographer nowadays?
Ignacio Torres : I think it is extremely difficult. It is saturated with photographers
out there and having to constantly reinvent yourself to stand out is a difficult task.
pop.see.cul : Any advice for young talents like yourself?
Ignacio Torres : Be assertive with anything you do!
pop.see.cul : Famous last words?
Ignacio Torres : Thank you for your time!
Check out his website here
March 28, 2012 § 2 Comments
A poetic beauty, feminine silhouettes, hand drawn floral prints that look like as if they have wrapped themselves around you.. ‘Marguerite’s Menagerie’ is a natural progression and a great example of Hermione De Paula‘s key style. She definitely is one of the young talents to look at. She launched her label in 2008 and caught everyone’s attention with her imaginative and unconventional prints. We believe this collection is her absolute best work until now. The feather embellishments, bead embroideries and colour combinations are spectacular. It’s such a shame they used this model for the photoshoot though, because she can’t pose. She has the same face expression in every single photo; open mouth, surprised eyes and a blank look.