Scramble for History | SALT Istanbul

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Scramble for the Past | SALT Istanbul

SCRAMBLE FOR THE PAST
VIDEO PROGRAM

JANUARY 29 – MARCH 04, 2012

SALT Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema

This program of artists' video works was selected to expand on the ideas and content of the exhibition Scramble for the Past: A Story of Archaeology in the Ottoman Empire, 1753-1914. Several works refer to sites referenced in the exhibition, such as Troy and the Acropolis, or to unknown artifacts, and examine how different communities and cultures respond to historical finds. The videos also explore nation building and tourism through the ownership or replication of famous archaeological sites and the representation of historically renowned locations in film, focusing on the exploitation of these sites by a global commercial industry


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