This City of Istanbul is Priceless

Concert

March 17, 2024 / 17:00

Approaching Istanbul's cultural and artistic history from a musical perspective within the theme of "Şehr-i Istanbul," (The City of Istanbul) Rezonans offers a polyphonic musical experience as part of On the Spot: Panoramic Gaze on Istanbul, a History which aims to shed new light on the history of Istanbul’s representations through panoramic paintings and photographs.

The choir features Kyrie Eleison’s prayers which have echoed through Istanbul for centuries, the poems of Nedim proclaiming "This city of Istanbul is priceless," and the works of Hasan Uçarsu and Volkan Akkoç, important composers of our time.

You can attend the concert, held on the same floor as Intersecting Worlds: Ambassadors and Painters, with a museum ticket. The seating is unnumbered.

Temporary Exhibition

On the Spot

The exhibition aims to shed new light on the history of Istanbul’s representations through panoramic paintings and photographs. It critically approaches the history of the "panorama" and contextualizes its many iterations. While examining the layered relationships in the production and consumption of panoramic images, the exhibition also explores the circulation of these images among different audiences, their receptions, and the connections between various media that have gained popularity over centuries.

On the Spot

Journey to the East

Journey to the East

Pera Museum presents an exhibition of French artist Félix Ziem, one of the most original landscape painters of the 19th century. This week we are sharing Ziem’s work inspired by Istanbul and “the East”! 

From two portraits of children…

From two portraits of children…

The Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation’s Orientalist Painting Collection includes two children’s portraits that are often featured in exhibitions on the second floor of the Pera Museum. These portraits both date back to the early 20th century, and were made four years apart. One depicts Prince Abdürrahim Efendi, son of Sultan Abdulhamid II, while the figure portrayed on the other is Nazlı, the daughter of Osman Hamdi Bey.

Demons, Symbols, and the Cosmos

Demons, Symbols, and the Cosmos

Beliefs surrounding illness and healing in Byzantium stem from the myths, astrology, and magic practiced around the Mediterranean by Jews, Egyptians, Mesopotamians, and Greeks.