Unplugged
biriken

Performance and Talk

September 14, 2018 / 18:30

Art collective biriken performs around their installation “Unplugged” exhibited in Pera Museum’s School Square Galatasaray exhibition. Tackling the relation between breath and memory, “Unplugged” analyses the remains of the 90s with the choreographic performance of a car shaped balloon as the artists accompany the performance with a playlist from those days.  

Following the performance, biriken (Melis Tezkan and Okan Urun) will be in conversation with curator Çelenk Bafra on the exhibition floor.

About biriken
Founded in 2006 by Melis Tezkan and Okan Urun, biriken works on projects involving drama, video and performance in Turkey and internationally.  biriken’s works deal with today’s reality be it daily, social or conceptual. Throughout their performances, the political is thecritical attitude of the body moving back and forth between fiction and fact, character and the performer, the intimate and the social. There are some recurring patterns in their works such as: identity games, virtual self, local-global and self-space relationship and fragile subjects which are challenged by incessant change. biriken was selected to Future Greats 2018  special listing by Art Review. Venues and festivals where biriken performed so far include:  De Keuze International, Under the Radar Festival, Theater und Orchester Heidelberg, iDANS Festival, 13th Sharjah Bienal- BAHAR, Instants Video Festival, Paris Jerk Off Festival, Paris 104, IKSV Theatre Festival, Salt Galata, Ankara International Film Festival, and Zorlu PSM.
 
Free admission, drop in. This event will take place in the auditorium. The talk will be in Turkish.

Temporary Exhibition

School Square
Galatasaray

Pera Museum presented a contemporary exhibition exploring the multi-layered architectural, art-historical and sociological significance of the Galatasaray High School on the occasion of its 150th anniversary. 

School Square<br> Galatasaray

Fluid Rego

Fluid Rego

While Paula Rego belatedly was recognised as one of the leading feminist pioneers of her age, little has been written about her exploration of fluid sexuality. Indeed the current of sado-masochism in her drawings and paintings, has tended to encourage an understanding as a classic clash between the patriarchy and exploited women.

Fragments of Identity

Fragments of Identity

The Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo was founded in 1972 as the first Academy of Fine Arts in Bosnia and Herzegovina and became one of the forerunners in Bosnian contemporary art. Academy continued its operation throughout the war years (1992-1995) in besieged Sarajevo and participated in important international art projects.

The Welcoming of Venetian Balios to Ottoman Lands

The Welcoming of Venetian Balios to Ottoman Lands

The series of paintings depicting the audience ceremonies of European ambassadors hold a unique place among the works of Jean-Baptiste Vanmour of Valenciennes, who lived in İstanbul from 1699 until his death in 1737.