Judith Raum’s ‘eser’ at SALT Beyoğlu
ISTANBULGerman artist Judith Raum’s comprehensive installation “eser” has been included as one of 10 artistic positions included in the exhibition program “A Century of Centuries” at SALT Beyoğlu. The program presents a sequence of solo artistic positions that have been formed in response to transformative events, traumatic experiences and social transitions of the past, which continue to resonate and shape the present.
Raum made several trips across Anatolia to look for traces of the diverse activities undertaken before World War I. The title “eser” comes from its use both as a term for a work of art in Turkish, and also from the way it was used in a conversation Raum shared with a gardener along the railway tracks in Vezirhan, Anatolia, in which he described a tree as an “eser.”
The installation can be seen until May 24.