The War of Genders, The Clash of Cultures
Evren Savcı & Osman Erden


June 2, 2022 / 18.30

Pera Museum presents a series of talks related to the And Now the Good News exhibition, which focuses on the relationship between mass media and art. The exhibition takes the newspaper as an intellectual starting point and focuses on the relationship between text and news, the ways in which the invention of photography have shaped society, and the powerful effect totalitarian systems have on mass media. At this talk, Evren Savcı, Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University and Osman Erden, Assistant Professor in the Art History Department at Mimar Sinan University will discuss how concepts such as gender, religion and ethnicity are projected in the media and in art, using the “The War of Genders, The Clash of Cultures” section of the exhibition to launch the discussion. Evren Savcı also has an article featured in the And Now the Good News newspaper, titled “The Thing We Call Culture”. 

Free admissions, drop-in. This event will take place in the auditorium. The talk will be in Turkish.

About Evren Savcı
Evren Savcı is an Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. After receiving a PhD in Sociology from the University of Southern California (USC), Savcı worked as a postdoctoral fellow at The Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN). Before teaching at Yale,Savcı taught at the Department of Women and Gender Studies at San Francisco State University.  

About Osman Erden
Erden received his master’s degree with his thesis on “Repercussions of National Socialism on German Art” and his PhD with his thesis on “Elements that Shape Contemporary Art in Turkey”, both from Mimar Sinan University. Erden is currently an Assistant Professor in the Art History Department at Mimar Sinan University, and he served as a board member of UNESCO’s International Association of Art Critics (AICA) between 2008 and 2011, and as its president between 2011 and 2014.  

Image credit
Daniele Buetti
IBM (from Looking for Love)
C-print on paper 1/1 (1 AP) (printed in 2005)
125 x 180 cm
Courtesy of the artist

Temporary Exhibition

And Now the Good News

Focusing on the relationship between mass media and art, the exhibition entitled And Now the Good News brings together a comprehensive selection of works from the Annette and Peter Nobel Collection.

And Now the Good News

Midnight Horror Stories: The Landlord <br> Hakan Bıçakcı

Midnight Horror Stories: The Landlord
Hakan Bıçakcı

Three people sleeping side by side. On the uncomfortable seats of the stuffy airplane in the air. Three friends. I’m the friend in the window seat. The other two are a couple, Emre and Melisa. I’m alone, they are together. And another difference. I’ve only closed my eyes. They are asleep.

Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel

Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel

In 1998 Ben Jakober and Yannick Vu collaborated on an obvious remake of Marcel Duchamp’s Roue de Bicyclette, his first “readymade” object. Duchamp combined a bicycle wheel, a fork and a stool to create a machine which served no purpose, subverting accepted norms of art. 

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’.