Pera Museum organizes a series of online talks as part of “Impossible Homecoming”, a retrospective exhibition of artist and poet Etel Adnan, whose life spanned nearly a century. In the second event of the series, Gavin Bryars and Serhan Ada will have an online conversation about Adnan's relationship with literature and music.
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.
“We recognise this “sort of schizophrenic manner of thinking” as a source for one of the great achievements of this novel, one which has entered the everyday language of political discourse – the identification and analysis of doublethink."
The first female photographer of Turkey to have received an academic training, Yıldız Moran (1932-1995) was presented to audiences through a comprehensive exhibition for the first time at Pera Museum.
The works of outstanding 20th century artist Marc Chagall were exhibited in Turkey for the very first time at the Pera Museum. The exhibition showcased a unique selection that revealed Chagall's multi-faceted personality and vivid world of imagination. It is now on our YouTube channel!
Born on October 25, 1881 in Malaga, Spain, Pablo Picasso’s full name takes about two lines: Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso. We call him Pablo Ruiz Picasso for short, especially biographers and Malagans. The surnames Ruiz and Picasso are actually equally important in the city of Malaga. The origin of the Malagan Ruiz family dates back to the 15th century. As for Picasso, the mother who started the Malaga branch was Tomasso Picasso Musante, the grandmother of little Pablo.
The publication accompanying the exhibition includes the writings of the curators Serhan Ada and Simone Fattal, as well as a short text written by the artist Etel Adnan for the exhibition and an article titled About the End of the Ottoman Empire.
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.
Curated by Yoyo Maeght, who is a third generation Maeght Family member and spent most of his childhood with the artist, Joan Miró: Prints, Paintings and Sculptures from the Maeght Collection presents Miró's take on the post-war period with joyous and impassioned colors, as well as the recollections of a long-lasting friendship.
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!
Focusing on contemporary approaches to miniature painting, the exhibition brings together the works of 14 artists from different countries such as Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan.
Taking crystals and their vibrant matter as a point of departure, the exhibition Crystal Clear went beyond their emblematic use.
Based on similar examples by the European painters in various collections, this work is one of the portraits of Mihrimah Sultan, who was depicted rather often in the 16th century.
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.
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.
He was on the cover of the New York Times magazine’s June 1965 issue. 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.
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.
Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection is one of the three main collection fields of Suna and Inan Kıraç Foundation.
Through the biennial, we will be sharing detailed information about the artists and the artworks. Alejandro Almanza Pereda’s artwork will put you under a spell the moment you see it!
Simon François de Tours (1606-1671) painted the Queen in the guise of the Virgin Mary, and the young Louis XIV as the infant Jesus, in the allegorical portrait now in the Bishop’s Palace at Sens.
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.
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