Look at Me!

Curator's Tour

December 7, 2017 / 18:00

Join us for a guided tour of the Look at Me!: Portraits and Other Fictions from the ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection exhibition with the curator Nimfa Bisbe Molin. The tour will offer a unique insight to the works of the exhibition.

The exhibition Look at Me! Portraits and Other Fictions from the ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection examines portraiture, one of the oldest artistic genres, through a significant number of works of our times. Paintings, photographs, sculptures and videos shape a labyrinth of gazes that invite spectators to reflect themselves in the social mirror of portraits.

Nimfa Bisbe Molin
Nimfa Bisbe holds a degree in art history from the University of Barcelona (Spain) and a master in art history and museology from the University of Delaware (USA). In 1990 she joined the ”la Caixa” Foundation as a chief curator of the contemporary art collection. In 2002, she assumed the direction of the  “la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection and has since been in charge of acquisitions, exhibitions and publications. She has made the collection known by conducting different projects and curating numerous exhibitions in Spain and overseas. Her curatorial work also involved solo shows and specific projects on artists such as Omer Fast, Tony Oursler, Bestué and Vives, Botto & Bruno, Jeppe Hein, Pierre Huyghe, Nicolas Paris, and Soledad Sevilla at CaixaForum Barcelona.
 
The tour will be in English with consecutive Turkish translation.
 
Free of admissions, places are limited.
Please email resepsiyon@peramuzesi.org.tr to book your place. 

Temporary Exhibition

Look At Me!

The exhibition Look At Me! Portraits and Other Fictions from the ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection examined portraiture, one of the oldest artistic genres, through a significant number of works of our times. Paintings, photographs, sculptures and videos shaped a labyrinth of gazes that invite spectators to reflect themselves in the social mirror of portraits.

Look At Me!

Niko Pirosmani

Niko Pirosmani

“A nameless Egyptian fresco, an African idol or a vase from Crete: we should behold Pirosmani’s art among them. Only this way it is possible to conceive it genuinely … …You see Pirosmani – you believe in Georgia”.
Grigol Robakidze

Midnight Stories: The Soul <br> Aşkın Güngör

Midnight Stories: The Soul <br> Aşkın Güngör

The wind blows, rubbing against my legs made of layers of metal and wires, swaying the leaves of grass that have shot up from the cracks in the tarmac, and going off to the windows that look like the eyes of dead children in the wrecked buildings that seem to be everywhere as far as the eye can see.

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

“My body is my sculpture” <br> 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.