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

Istanbul’s Historical Peninsula in 18th and 19th Century Paintings

Istanbul’s Historical Peninsula in 18th and 19th Century Paintings

With the Topkapı Palace, the center of political authority until the 19th century, and many other examples of classical Ottoman and Byzantine architecture included in its premise the Historical Peninsula is the heart of the Empire. 

Horror Vacui <br> Alejandro Almanza Pereda

Horror Vacui <br> Alejandro Almanza Pereda

Pera Museum, in collaboration with Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), is one of the main venues for this year’s 15th Istanbul Biennial from 16 September to 12 November 2017.

Mark Požlep

Mark Požlep

Our Cold Front from the Balkans exhibition focuses on different generations of artists and art groups from the Balkan region. Throughout the exhibition, we keep sharing detailed information about the artworks. Take a look at Mark Požlep’s “Stranger than Paradise” video installation. Also you can check our interview with the artist on our YouTube channel!