Hasan Özgür Top
SALT, Istanbul (Online)

“How does the relationship between ideology and iconology take place? How can we read the history of mythological themes such as the return to the golden age, the golden generation, charismatic leadership, rebirth and salvation, and the accompanying visual motifs from antiquity to today?”
The fourth workshop of the online study groups will be initiated by Hasan Özgür Top on October 7. The artist, who analyzes propaganda materials in his research, will discuss propaganda rhetoric of various political movements from different geographies and historical periods with the participants around the questions above. In the workshop, a digital atlas will be created to visualize the history of motifs and themes used in propaganda materials, their relationships and continuities.

October 7 – Hasan Özgür Top, Ideology and Iconology
October 21 – Radical Political Movements, Propaganda, and Mythologies
November 4 – Guest: Emine Ayhan, Transformation and Birth of the Hero
November 18 – Guest: Yektan Türkyılmaz, Resurrection of the Golden Age
December 2 – Collection and Evaluation of the Propoganda Materials
December 16 – Mapping the Contemporary Mythologies