Sweet 60s lecture at DEPO Istanbul
In September 2012, DEPO will host an exhibition curated by Derya Bengi from the editorial teams of Roll, Express and Bir + Bir magazines, attempting to understand and redefine the transformation Turkey went through in the 1960s through the production in the field of music. The exhibition will bring together a rich diversity of archival material with new artistic works in order to recreate the political, social and cultural atmosphere between two military coups - 27 May 1960 and 12 March 1971.
The first discussion in the lecture series that will accompany and support the exhibition will be between Derya Bengi and music writer and researcher Murat Meriç.
The exhibition and the lecture series that will take place at DEPO with the support of the European Union Culture 2007–2013 Programme and tranzit.at were conceived in the framework of the international research project Sweet 60s co-organized by tranzit.at, Vienna; WHW, Zagreb and Anadolu Kültür, Istanbul. The project explores, through contemporary artistic and theoretical perspectives, the unknown, underestimated, and hidden contexts and territories of the 1960s that were omitted from the meta narrative of the “romantic revolutionary epoch.”
Derya Bengi, Murat Meriç
18.30, June 20 2012
DEPO / Tütün Deposu Lüleci Hendek Caddesi No.12
Tophane 34425 İstanbul