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. In the second event that will take place on April 16, the first performance of the night will bring together Debora İpekel and Ece Düzgit’s music with İpek Hamzaoğlu’s visuals.
Istanbul Unbound: Environmental Approaches to the City is an international, virtual conference that seeks to offer new insights on the complex layers of Istanbul’s urban landscape, to be held on April 8-11, 2021. We are happy to let you know that the registration for Istanbul Unbound: Environmental Approaches to the City is now open. Please click here to register.
As part of the exhibition’s public programming, the artist Hayırlı Evlat is having an online conversation moderated by the curator of the exhibition Ulya Soley.
Attendees take 3D online guided tours of the A Question of Taste exhibition and get information about the artworks. The exhibition deals with kitsch, a concept whose meaning has shifted since the 19th century, and the close relationship this concept has established with today's visual culture as well as its critical role in shaping taste.
As one of the most original artists of 20th century Turkish painting, İhsan Cemal Karaburçak is among the rare autodidactic artists who developed his art by refusing to engage in academic training.
A Question of Taste is a group exhibition that deals with kitsch, a concept whose meaning has shifted since the 19th century, and the intimate relationship this concept has established with today's visual culture as well as its critical role in shaping taste.
Taking crystals and their vibrant matter as a point of departure, the exhibition Crystal Clear goes beyond their emblematic use. Rather it aims to develop a contained ecosystem with diverse entanglements of the production, display, and recycling of the artistic, curatorial, and institutional work, material and immaterial.
The Swiss artist, who had lived most of his life in Paris, was awarded the Grand Prix National des Arts in France in December and that same year he was hospitalised a few weeks later in Coire, Switzerland where he died on 11 January 1966. Sabine Weiss immortalised his studio in her photographs of 1966 showing his works in progress, some of which remained unfinished at his death.
Pera Film, in collaboration with Istanbul Unbound, presents an online screening of the documentary Natura Urbana | The Brachen of Berlin.
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.
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 artist invites the writing workshop attendees to revisit happiness-focused questions during the creative production process. At the workshop, we altogether write personal and collective stories based on the materials provided by the attendees beforehand.
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...
Andy Warhol’s artistic productivity was vast and impressive. More than twenty years after his death, Andy Warhol remains one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture.
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.
We created a playlist on Spotify inspired by our "Coffee Break: The Adventure of Coffee in Kutahya Tiles and Ceramics" collection exhibition. We hope you enjoy it with a cup of coffee!
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.
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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