Elçi, İ. Ata Doğruel

Performance

March 31 - April 2 2017

As part of Pera Museum’s performance project Look Again, İ. Ata Doğruel’s performance Ambassador focuses on the exhibition Intersecting Worlds: Ambassadors and Painters based on the Orientalist Painting Collection. The performance casts a new look at the ambassador portrait paintings from the 17th and 19th centuries, reinterpreting them by discussing the notion of duality. Guided by art, the exhibition narrates the meandering paths of diplomatic history and introduces colorful characters. Doğruel engages in an abstract interpretation of the dual lives of these colorful characters, i.e., ambassadors and painters.

About I. Ata Doğruel

One of Performistanbul artists, I. Ata Doğruel (b. Kütahya, 1991) focuses on concepts such as abstraction and resilience, pushing his physical and intellectual limits. He began his undergraduate studies at Koç University’s Law School, currently continuing them at the Faculty of Media and Visual Arts (MAVA). The artist has staged performances such as 9 days of hunger and 13 days of silence, where he discovers his self, nature, and the universe, and aims to provoke further questions.

Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel

Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel

In 1998 Ben Jakober and Yannick Vu collaborated on an obvious remake of Marcel Duchamp’s Roue de Bicyclette, his first “readymade” object. Duchamp combined a bicycle wheel, a fork and a stool to create a machine which served no purpose, subverting accepted norms of art. 

Transition to Sculpture

Transition to Sculpture

If Manolo Valdés’s paintings convey a search for materiality, his sculpture does so even more. Today, sculpture has taken over most of his workspace, his time, and his efforts.

Artist Nicola Lorini in Conversation

Artist Nicola Lorini in Conversation

Inspired by its Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection, Pera Museum presents a contemporary video installation titled For All the Time, for All the Sad Stones at the gallery that hosts the Collection. The installation by the artist Nicola Lorini takes its starting point from recent events, in particular the calculation of the hypothetical mass of the Internet and the weight lost by the model of the kilogram and its consequent redefinition, and traces a non-linear voyage through the Collection.