Salt and Light Image*


You are invite: Approaching Hrant Dink's Stained Glass from an Art History Perspective
Date: Wednesday, July 3 
Time: 17.00 (UTC+3)
Venue: 23.5 Hrant Dink Site of Memory


We are meeting at the 23.5 Hrant Dink Site of Memory to discover the story of the new stained glass piece created for Hrant Dink by the artist Sarkis.

In this special talk, Sarkis will tell the story of the never-before-seen stained glass that carries traces of Hrant Dink’s assassination, from  January 19, 2007 to 2024. Sarkis will share with the audience how this unique work is connected to the works of Renaissance masters Mantegna and Grünewald and a film by the famous director Pier Paolo Pasolini.  paylaşacak.

The language of the event is Turkish..
Participation is limited to 40 people at the 23.5 Hrant Dink Site of Memory and 100 people on Zoom.
You can register by filling out the form.

*Sarkis, who designed the installation Salt and Light for 23.5, produced this installation based on the metaphor of 'creating diamonds from pain'. As a permanent part of the space, it  allows for feeling, contemplation and remembrance. Salt and Light is located on the balcony behind Hrant Dink's study alıyor.



Sarkis was born in Istanbul in 1938. He studied painting and interior design at Mimar Sinan University. He held his first exhibition at the Istanbul Art Gallery in 1960. In 1964, he moved to Paris and won the painting prize at the 1967 Paris Biennial. Between 1980 and 1990, he was the director of Strasbourg École des Arts Décoratifs. Between 1988 and 1995 he gave a seminar at the Institut des Hautes Études en Arts Plastiques. In 1991, he received the Grand Prix National de Sculpture sculpture award. Throughout his artistic career, he has worked in many media, including interdisciplinary installations. Sarkis's exhibition titled "Sonsuz" was held at Arter in 2023. His work has been exhibited in many art institutions, galleries and museums such as the Louvre Museum, MAMCO, Gugenheim Museum, Musée d'Art Contemporaine, George Pompidou Museum. He lives in Paris and continues to inspire with his art