Eight seconds that change the world
The exhibition will continue one more week until Jan. 19 at Piramid Sanat.Bedri Baykam’s latest exhibition, “8 Seconds that Changed the World,” delves into the circumstances surrounding John F. Kennedy’s death. Fittingly, the show at Piramid Sanat opened on the anniversary of his death, Nov. 22.
Baykam believes obviously neither the United States nor the world have never been the same since Kennedy’s death. “Actually to sum it up, the world has become a worse place afterwards,” Baykam said, “Even the ‘8 seconds’ has been very much debated. For some it’s 5.6 seconds, for some other it’s 7... I am among those who believe that there is a first shot that missed the car and we see Kennedy surprised and he stops waving his hands.
Next as he’s going to wave again he’s hit in the throat and we know the next 5 seconds from the Zapruder film till he’s hit mortally in the head. So these minor 8 seconds were enough to change the course of all events in the world, maybe till today.”
The exhibition will continue until Jan. 19 at Piramid Sanat.