Designer Conversations
Ali Murat Cengiz + Gökçe Gürçay (MANG)

Talk

September 23, 2018 / 15:00

Pera Museum, in collaboration with Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), is one of the main venues for this year’s 4th Istanbul Design Biennial from 22 September to 4 November 2018.

The Designer Conversations, organized over the course of the Biennial, provide an exchange platform for participating designers to share and expand on their projects and approach. Participating designers come together in a moderated conversation, revealing their individual processes and exploring common and differing threads in their work and practice. The format adds a discursive layer to the design biennial's exhibition and allows the audience to learn more about the works on display and the designers that created them. 

The Designer Conversations are supported by VitrA

Free admission, drop in. This event will take place in the Pera Café. The talk will be in Turkish.

Temporary Exhibition

4th Istanbul Design Biennial

Pera Museum hosted the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial, organized by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV). For the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and sponsored by VitrA, curator Jan Boelen teamed up with Vera Sacchetti as Associate Curator and Nadine Botha as Assistant Curator.

4th Istanbul Design Biennial

The Chronicle of Sarajevo

The Chronicle of Sarajevo

Inspired by the great European masters, from Renaissance to Art Nouveau, Berber’s works exemplify the deep, opaque whites of his journeys through the fairy tale landscapes of Bosnia to the dark, macabre burrows of Srebrenica.

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

Coffee was served with much splendor at the harems of the Ottoman palace and mansions. First, sweets (usually jam) was served on silverware, followed by coffee serving. The coffee jug would be placed in a sitil (brazier), which had three chains on its sides for carrying, had cinders in the middle, and was made of tombac, silver or brass. The sitil had a satin or silk cover embroidered with silver thread, tinsel, sequin or even pearls and diamonds.

The Captive Sultan

The Captive Sultan

The war fought by the Greeks to shake off the Turkish yoke was closely observed around Europe and, this being the era of romanticism, the events taking place around Greece between 1821 and 1832 became a symbol for national liberation struggle.