Stage of Plastic Dreams
A Question of Taste Opening Party

Online Party

March 12, 2021 / 20:00

Pera Museum presents virtual event series “Stage of Plastic Dreams” in collaboration with HYPERCORTEX and with the support of the British Council. Organized in parallel to the A Question of Taste exhibition, the “Stage of Plastic Dreams” event series brings musicians and visual artists together in a virtual event space open to participants.

The Opening Party for A Question of Taste exhibition on March 12 will host a set by iz (Elif Koçak) with tunes bordering on electronic music, enriched by subgenera and embellished with experimental selections; as well as by a performance by AVgen (Lal Avgen) created with shapes and colors, bringing together a visual, sound-sensitive world based on codes and videos. Then Çiçek Çocuk and Kübra Uzun will take the stage to perform “Our Crystal Spectacles”, an electronic blend of cult Broadway classics with queer narratives of the past and Çiçek Çocuk’s own songs.

Program
20:00 Digital door opening
20:30 iz and Lal Avgen
21:15 Çiçek Çocuk and Kübra Uzun

Opening and closing sets: DJ tender feelings

Participants can join the performances on the event day on plastikdusler.com 

Stage of Plastic Dreams is supported by the British Council Digital Collaboration Fund, which supports UK and overseas cultural partnerships to develop digitally innovative ways of collaborating.

About the British Council
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We build connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. Last year we reached over 80 million people directly and 791 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. We receive a 15 per cent core funding grant from the UK government. 

Our Diamond Spectacles
Directors: Alper Yıldırım & İpek Çınar
Director of Photography: İlkin Eskipehlivan
Producers: Çiçek Çocuk & Alper Yıldırım & İpek Çınar
Music: Çiçek Çocuk Mix&Mastering: Barış Ergün
Styling: Antresx
Make-up: Tusidi
Special thanks to Bengisu Öten, Kübra Sarıkaya, Yasemin Köker and Jilet Sebahat!

Temporary Exhibition

A Question of Taste

A Question of Taste is a group exhibition that deals with kitsch, a concept whose meaning has shifted since the 19th century, and the intimate relationship this concept has established with today's visual culture as well as its critical role in shaping taste.

A Question of Taste

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Los Caprichos

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