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

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’. 

Bosphorus at the Orientalist Paintings

Bosphorus at the Orientalist Paintings

The Bosphorus, which divides the city from north to south, separates two continents, renders Istanbul distinct for western painters, offers the most picturesque spectacles for western artists.

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.