“Can Nudity Be Translated?”
Deniz Artun

Talk

January 13, 2016 / 19:00

The presentation entitled, “Can Nudity Be Translated?” invites the audience to establish a connection between some of the cornerstone works in the “Bare, Naked, Nude” exhibition and the legendary nudes in the history of French painting. Discovering the ties between artists, paintings, dates of executions, models, and poses brings to light the fundamental role Paris played in the modernization of art in Turkey in the final years of the Ottoman Empire and the early stages of the Republic. Reconsidering, through nudes, the hopes of planting the seeds collected from various Parisian art institutions in Istanbul and Anatolia, also changes are perspective on these nudes.

About Deniz Artun

Deniz Artun graduated from Middle Easter Technical University’s Department of Sociology in 1998. She completed her M.A. in cultural history at NYU with a concentration on the cultural history of France. While in New York, she worked at the Painting and Sculpture Division of Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), in 2000, she began her PhD in cultural anthropology at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. As part of her doctoral thesis, she concentrated on artists that went to Paris from the Ottoman Empire and Turkey between 1850 and 1950. She published her research as, “Paris'ten Modernlik Tercümeleri" (Translation of Modernity from Paris), which was released by İletişim Yayınları. Artun has been running Galeri Nev Ankara since 2001. 

Admission to talk with a reduced museum ticket (10TL). Free for Friends of the Museum. Please email resepsiyon@peramuzesi.org.tr to book your place. Please note that the talk language is Turkish.

Temporary Exhibition

Bare, Naked, Nude

Bare, Naked, Nude: A Story of Modernization in Turkish Painting aimed to reveal the transformation from the Ottoman Empire into the Republican Era and how the few secretly made paintings at the turn of the 20th century created a new perspective for present times.

Bare, Naked, Nude

Wondrous Cures in Constantinople

Wondrous Cures in Constantinople

The shrines that created the glory of Constantinople through their lavish beauty were also repositories of precious relics and thus sources of healing. 

The Welcoming of Venetian Balios to Ottoman Lands

The Welcoming of Venetian Balios to Ottoman Lands

The series of paintings depicting the audience ceremonies of European ambassadors hold a unique place among the works of Jean-Baptiste Vanmour of Valenciennes, who lived in İstanbul from 1699 until his death in 1737.

The Vanity of Small Differences

The Vanity of Small Differences

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.