Movement of the Line / Line of the Movement: Web
Taldans

Workshop - Performance

May 28, 2019 / 19:00

Pera Museum presents Movement of the Line / Line of the Movement, a workshop-performance program that will be held at the exhibition floor as part of the Out of Ink: Interpretations from Chinese Contemporary Art exhibit. The program includes Taldans (Mustafa Kaplan and Filiz Sızanlı), who invite the participants to two distinct workshop-performance experiences that use the pen, the paper, and the body as their main instruments. For the exhibition, Taldans adapted two segments from Ritual for a Sensitive Geography, their joint project with French choreographer Julie Nioche, transforming line and writing into movement, and exploring with participants the opportunities of building together and coexisting.

Set to take place on Tuesday, May 28, the workshop-performance Web will invite participants to draw a map of the associations of three words at the exhibition floor.

The workshop-performance event has a runtime of 40 minutes, during which the exhibition floors will be closed to visitors. Participation is limited to 35 people. Event tickets are sold at 10 TRY, and may be purchased via Biletix before the event or from Pera Museum reception on the event date.

Taldans’s workshop performances Web and On the Road feature sound design by Sair Sinan Kestelli and workshop support by Fırat Kuşçu.

Temporary Exhibition

Out of Ink

Out of Ink: Interpretations from Chinese Contemporary Art explored the essential ideals of the ink painting tradition as manifest in the work of 13 contemporary artists at work in China.

Out of Ink

A Solitary Eagle in the Sinai Desert

A Solitary Eagle in the Sinai Desert

John Frederick Lewis is considered one of the most important British Orientalist artists of the Victorian era. Pera Museum exhibited several of Lewis’ paintings as part of the Lure of the East exhibition in 2008 organized in collaboration with Tate Britain.

From Cypresses to Turkish Landscapes

From Cypresses to Turkish Landscapes

Among the most interesting themes in the oeuvre of Prassinos are cypresses, trees, and Turkish landscapes. The cypress woods in Üsküdar he saw every time he stepped out on the terrace of their house in İstanbul or the trees in Petits Champs must have been strong images of childhood for Prassinos. 

The First Nudes

The First Nudes

Men were the first nudes in Turkish painting. The majority of these paintings were academic studies executed in oil paint; they were part of the education of artists that had finally attained the opportunity to work from the live model. The gender of the models constituted an obstacle in the way of characterizing these paintings as ‘nudes’.