Caden Manson
"Mediated Bodies: A History of Big Art Group"

Artist Talk

January 23, 2016 / 14:30

As part of the program “Music Embodied” parallel to the exhibition This is Not a Love Song: Video Art and Pop Music Crossovers, Pera Museum presents a series of talks about performance art and its interdisciplinary collaborations in collaboration with biriken. Caden Manson, co-founder of Big Art Group, talks about his practice at Pera Museum on Saturday 23 January at 14:30.  Big Art Group is a New York-based experimental performance ensemble founded by Caden Manson and Jemma Nelson in 1999. Big Art Group uses language and media to push formal boundaries of performance, film and visual arts; it creates culturally transgressive works and innovative performances using original text, technology, and experimental methods of communication.

About Caden Manson
Caden Manson is Co-Founder of bigartgroup.com, Editor of contemporaryperformance.com and Curator of the Special Effects Festival in NYC. He is a Performance Maker, Video Artist, Curator, and Professor. He has co-created with Jemma Nelson and their ensemble 18 Big Art Group productions touring to 30 countries. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore, and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; his ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, Wexner Center for the Arts, and Aborns Art Center. He is a 2001 Foundation for Contemporary Art Fellow, 2002 Pew Fellow, and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. His writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit.

The talk will be in English with simultaneous translation to Turkish.


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Temporary Exhibition

This is Not a Love Song

Pera Museum presented an exhibition titled This is Not a Love Song: Video Art and Pop Music Crossovers which traced the genealogy of the relations between video art and pop music.

This is Not a Love Song

The Success of an Artist

The Success of an Artist

Pera Museum presents an exhibition of French artist Félix Ziem, one of the most original landscape painters of the 19th century. The exhibition Wanderer on the Sea of Light presents Ziem as an artist who left his mark on 19th century painting and who is mostly known for his paintings of Istanbul and Venice, where the city and the sea are intertwined.

“My body is my sculpture” <br> Louise Bourgeois

“My body is my sculpture”
Louise Bourgeois

Pera Museum, in collaboration with Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), is one of the main venues for this year’s 15th Istanbul Biennial from 16 September to 12 November 2017. Through the biennial, we will be sharing detailed information about the artists and the artworks. 

Giorgio de Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico was born on July 10, 1888, in Volos, Greece, to an Italian family. His mother, Gemma Cervetto, was from a family of Genoa origin, but most likely she was born in Izmir. His father, Evaristo, was born on June 21, 1841 in the Büyükdere district of Istanbul.