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

Serpent Head

Serpent Head

The Greek god Apollo and his son Asklepios presided over the realm of medicine and healing. Apollo was also the god of light and sun, whose solar symbolism and association with medicine would become linked to Christ the Physician, and the resurrected.

Midnight Horror Stories: <br> Witches’ Sun <br> Mehmet Berk Yaltırık

Midnight Horror Stories:
Witches’ Sun
Mehmet Berk Yaltırık

I walk over rocks hot as iron under the September sun. I can make out a few lines in the distance, and a few cracked rocks, but apart from those, not a single tree, not one plant

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”!