Ali Kazma and Mari Spirito

Festival Talks

April 9, 2016 / 16:00

Pera Film hosts a series of events in the context of the 35th Istanbul Film Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV). As part of Festival Talks, Ali Kazma and Mari Spirito come together on Saturday, April 9th at 16:00.

Video artist Ali Kazma and independent curator Mari Spirito will be discussing the organic and sometimes invisible bonds between video and cinema, as well as the interaction between video art and the world. Representing Turkey at the Venice Biennale with Resistance, and later examining art production with his works Atelier Sarkis, Play and Film, Ali Kazma in his videos, poses questions that assess the importance and meaning of labour, as well as today’s organizational structure of economy, production and society. Ali Kazma’s primary concern in his works is how the human production transforms its environment and the world, and how the world, in turn, shapes the human.

Free of admissions. The talk will be in English with simultaneous translation to Turkish.
Limited space, drop in.

Bosphorus at the Orientalist Paintings

Bosphorus at the Orientalist Paintings

The Bosphorus, which divides the city from north to south, separates two continents, renders Istanbul distinct for western painters, offers the most picturesque spectacles for western artists.

Sea Baths

Sea Baths

It is understood from Evliya Çelebi’s well-known Book of Travels that the history of sea baths goes as far back as the 17th century; their acceptance and popularization take place in mid-19th century as a result of Westernization, among other things.

From two portraits of children…

From two portraits of children…

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. These portraits both date back to the early 20th century, and were made four years apart. One depicts Prince Abdürrahim Efendi, son of Sultan Abdulhamid II, while the figure portrayed on the other is Nazlı, the daughter of Osman Hamdi Bey.