Frédéric Hitzel

Curator's Tour

November 12, 2016 / 11:00

Join curator Frédéric Hitzel for a tour of the  “Félix Ziem: Wanderer on the Sea of Light” exhibition. The tour will offer a unique insight to the works of the exhibition.

About Frédéric Hitzel
Frédéric Hitzel gained his PhD in History at University of Paris IV-Sorbonne and is now Scholar of the Department of Turkish Studies Center (CETOBAC) at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris.
He is author of Couleurs de la Corne d’Or. Peintres voyageurs à la Sublime Porte (Paris, ACR, 2002); Artisans et commerçants du Grand Turc (Paris, Les Belles-Lettres, 2007).
He is the co-author with Jacques Perrot and Robert Anhegger, Hatice Sultan ile Melling Kalfa Mektuplar (Istanbul, Tarih Vakfı Yurt Yayınları, 2001); with Mireille Jacotin, Iznik. L’aventure d’une collection (Paris, RMN, 2005) and with François Georgeon, Les Ottomans et le temps (Leiden, Brill, 2011).
Curator of the exhibition Dil Oğlanları ve Tercümanlar (Istanbul, Fransız Sarayı, 1995), Colors of the Orient, Arts and lifestyles in the Ottoman Empire (Bruxelles, Boghossian Foundation, 2010-2011) and Committee member of the Topkapı au Château de Versailles (Versailles museum, 1999) and Anatolia. Home of Eternity in Europalia Arts Festival Turkey (Bruxelles, 2015-2016).
He was the Secretary of the 14th International Congress of Turkish Art (Paris, 19-21 Sept. 2011).

Admission: 30 TL  (Free for Friends of the Museum) 
Please email resepsiyon@peramuzesi.org.tr to book your place. 
Please note that the tour language is Turkish.

The tour will be in French with consecutive translation into Turkish.

 

Temporary Exhibition

Félix Ziem

French artist Félix Ziem is one of the most original landscape painters of the 19th century. The exhibition Wanderer on the Sea of Light presented 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. 

 Félix Ziem

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.

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.

Midnight Stories: The Red Button <br> Funda Özlem Şeran

Midnight Stories: The Red Button
Funda Özlem Şeran

It was a quiet night in the dessert. Even the mice weren’t around. A few LEDs blinked in the dark, and the sound of a fan filled the infinite void. The conversation cutting the silence seemed to go nowhere.