Pera Museum presents virtual event series “Stage of Plastic Dreams” in collaboration with HYPERCORTEX and with the support of the British Council. Organized in parallel to the A Question of Taste exhibition, the “Stage of Plastic Dreams” event series brings musicians and visual artists together in a virtual event space open to participants.
The catalogue accompanying the exhibition features the curatorial text of Ulya Soley, which focuses on the concept of taste as a class indicator; looks at the sense of aesthetics, and its values ascribed to the East and the West; the rise of mass culture against high art, exploring the rich uses of the concept of kitsch in dialogue with the artists, and based on the relationship between art and visual culture that has been shaped in the process of transition from material culture to digital culture.
These five short videos introduce Judy, a paper maché puppet who ruminates on her position in society. Like Judy, of the famous Punch and Judy puppet duo, Benning’s Judy seems to experience the world from the outside, letting things happen to her rather than making things happen around her.
At this workshop, we get together with teachers to address the concept of kitsch through the artworks, and with a focus on our tastes, the impact of time on our tastes, and the evolution of beauty standards as a result of industrialization.
Giorgio de Chirico was born on July 10, 1888, in Volos, Greece, to an Italian family. His father, Evaristo, was born on June 21, 1841 in the Büyükdere district of Istanbul.
Discovered in Ethiopia as the “magic fruit,” and reaching the land of the Ottomans through Yemen in the 15th century, coffee soon assumed its place as a prestigious beverage in the palace and wealthy households.
The collection includes all the foremost weights and measurement instruments used in Anatolia for nearly four thousand years since the second millennium BC, and is regarded as one on the leading collections of the field.
The Vanity of Small Differences is a series of six large scale tapestries, completed in 2012, which explore British fascination with taste and class, and can be seen in the Grayson Perry: Small Differences exhibition.
An Ottoman intellectual raised by the Tanzimat Era… An exceptional personality, who made substantial, diversified and lifelong contributions to various fields of culture and arts such as painting, archaeology, museology, and art education...
Oblivion Stones are created by melting optical discs such as CDs and DVDs, whose use is increasingly rare today. Artist Kıymet Daştan explains the creative and production process of the work in the Crystal Clarity exhibition. Watch on our YouTube channel!
The video titled Confused Examination Under Given Circumstances is a contemplation on crystallization; engaging with historic methods of representing and studying crystals such as verbal description, drawings and three-dimensional models. Exhibitied in Crystal Clear İz Öztat’s video is now on our YouTube channel.
One of the most intriguing artists of the 21st century, Fernando Botero met Turkish art lovers for the first time at the Pera Museum, where a selection of 64 paintings was exhibited.
Pera Museum’s talk and performance series Electronic Crossovers invites you to explore the fields that interact with electronic music!
Check out our This is Not A Love Song playlist with over 100 songs varying from 1960s until today, from Elvis Presley to Björk!
Pera Museum Blog is launching a new series of creepy stories in collaboration with Turkey’s Fantasy and Science Fiction Arts Association (FABISAD). The Association’s member writers are presenting newly commissioned short horror stories inspired by the artworks of Mario Prassinos as part of the Museum’s In Pursuit of an Artist: Istanbul-Paris-Istanbul exhibition.
Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacán, Mexico. Exactly 47 years from now, before she died in the same city and her beloved Mexico, many things would happen; she’d meet Diego Rivera, become a world-renowned artist, and allow many of her fans to dress like her on Halloween.
In this video, Hazel Özmen, Anatolian Weight and Measures Collection Manager, talks about the most important themes of the exhibition compiled from our collection, the Antiquity markets, and the officials responsible for these markets and the protective gods.
In this video, Barış Kıbrıs, curator of the Orientalist Painting Collection, tells about a Vanmour painting series from our collection! In this series of 4 paintings, the Venetian Bailo are shown to visit Topkapı Palace.
Jean-Léon Gérôme is among the most renowned artists of the second half of the 19th century. One of the most fervent advocates of academic painting, Gérôme declared a personal war against modern movements such as Impressionism.
The Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation’s Orientalist Painting Collection includes two children’s portraits that are often featured in exhibitions on the second floor of the Pera Museum.
Like his father, Giacometti used his family as models, beginning with his brothers Diego and Bruno and his sister Ottilia whom he painted in divisionist style with multitudinous coloured dots.
Pera Film presented a retrospective selection of the films of Tomer Heymann, a documentary producer and director whose films focus exclusively on the human in their search for truth. The screening to be held at 24 November was followed by a talk with Tomer Heymann, moderated by film critic Nil Kural.
The catalogue prepared in parallel to the exhibition which includes the works of Pirosmani is a good source for those who want to get to know the artist closely.
The exhibition focused on Albanian socialist realism through painting, poster and drawings, and it offered a selection of artworks produced under the dictatorship that aimed to spread socialism’s main principles among the proletarian.
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