Mark Požlep: Stranger than Paradise

Performance

November 10, 2016 / 18:45

A musical performance will accompany the exhibition Cold Front from the Balkans. Presented as part of the exhibited video and installation piece Stranger than Paradise, artist Mark Požlep and his pianist’s performance is based on a real social environment. The project took place as a seven-day concert tour in the homes for the elderly in six countries of former Yugoslavia: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia. This musical performance was composed of seven songs, which marked popular Yugoslav music from the 50's and 60's.

Free of admissions, drop in. This event will take place in Pera Café.

Temporary Exhibition

Cold Front from the Balkans

Pera Museum’s Cold Front from the Balkans exhibition curated by Ali Akay and Alenka Gregorič brought together contemporary artists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.

Cold Front from the Balkans

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