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And Now the Good News

Works from the Nobel Collection

April 13 - August 7, 2022

Focusing on the relationship between mass media and art, the exhibition entitled And Now the Good News brings together a comprehensive selection of works from the Annette and Peter Nobel Collection. Curated by Christoph Doswald, the exhibition traces the history of modern art while discussing the most critical issues in science, culture, and politics in the last 150 years. Featuring around 300 works by 164 artists who have used a variety of media such as painting, photography, collage, drawing, installation, and video, the exhibition displays the most important periods of modern and contemporary art. 

Taking the newspaper as an intellectual starting point, And Now the Good News focuses on the relationship between text and news, the ways in which the invention of photography shaped society, and the powerful effect totalitarian systems have on mass media. The exhibition highlights turning points such as the peace movement following World War II, the relationship between media industries and consumer culture, and the critical media discourse that emerged in arts in the wake of globalization. It also depicts the transformation of concepts such as gender, religion, and ethnicity in art and media, as well as the development of social media society.

Image Credits

Dennis Hopper, Harlem (Daily News), 1962
Silver gelatine print on paper, 12/15

Allen Ruppersberg, Notes For a Future Mural (Agnes Martin), 2020
Collage (paper, paint) on paper
58,4 x 76,2 cm


Trevor Guthrie
, Fox News (The War on Cheerleading), 2007
Charcoal on paper
110 x 100 cm

Superflex
, I Copy Therefore I Am, 2011
Offset print on paper (poster) on aluminium
60 x 65 cm

Saša Tkačenko, It's Not Right But It's Okay, 2021
Inkjet print on paper, glass, aluminium, 1/5
81 x 38 x 4 cm

Charlie White
, Teen Idol #1 from: The Girl Studies), 2008
C-print on paper, 1/3
45,5 x 36,5 cm


Eric Bachmann
, Bahnhofplatz, Zürich, 1966
Lambda-print on paper, 1/6 (print 2015)
34 x 52 cm

3D Virtual Tour

Exhibition Catalogue

And Now the Good News

And Now the Good News

In the publication accompanying the exhibition, collectors Annette and Peter Nobel’s text "Notes on the Exhibition" includes a short text written by Friedrich Dürrenmatt in a satirical language. In his curatorial text, Christoph Doswald discusses the sections of the exhibition in detail. 

And Now the Good News: Works from the Nobel Collection Exhibition Tour

And Now the Good News: Works from the Nobel Collection Exhibition Tour

Focusing on the relationship between mass media and art, the exhibition entitled And Now the Good News brings together a comprehensive selection of works from the Annette and Peter Nobel Collection. 

The War of Genders, The Clash of Cultures <br> Evren Savcı & Osman Erden

The War of Genders, The Clash of Cultures
Evren Savcı & Osman Erden

Pera Museum presents a series of talks related to the And Now the Good News exhibition, which focuses on the relationship between mass media and art.

How to Look Good on Facebook: The Post Press Era <br> Erkan Saka & Kerem Ozan Bayraktar

How to Look Good on Facebook: The Post Press Era
Erkan Saka & Kerem Ozan Bayraktar

Pera Museum presents a series of talks related to the And Now the Good News exhibition, which focuses on the relationship between mass media and art.

Reality or Truth? Questioning Representation in Photography <br> Esra Özdoğan and Sinan Eren Erk

Reality or Truth? Questioning Representation in Photography
Esra Özdoğan and Sinan Eren Erk

Focusing on the relationship between mass media and art, And Now The Good News: Works from the Nobel Collection exhibition’s events continue with Esra Özdoğan and Sinan Eren Erk’s talk titled “Reality or Truth? Questioning Representation in Photography.”

“Writing, Art and Other Bad News” <br> Dilek Winchester, Mesut Varlık and Süreyyya Evren

“Writing, Art and Other Bad News”
Dilek Winchester, Mesut Varlık and Süreyyya Evren

Pera Museum presents a series of talks related to the And Now the Good News exhibition, which focuses on the relationship between mass media and art.

Special Screening: Censor

Pera Film presents Censor, a special screening parallel to the exhibition, And Now the Good News opened in April at Pera Museum.

 


Pera Learning

Coincidental Expressions

Pera Museum Learning Programs is organizing fun and educational online workshops and tours for different age groups between May 9 and August 7, 2022, under its “Coincidental Expressions” program related to the exhibition, And Now the Good News: Works from the Nobel Collection.

Creative Drama News

We are celebrating “April 23 National Sovereignty and Children’s Day” at our online creative drama workshops on April 24, 2022, through the collaboration of the Pera Museum Learning Programs and the Contemporary Drama Association. We are exploring the Pera Museum online and focusing on children’s improvisation talents through the medium of creative drama.

May 19 Youth and Sports Day
Improvised Movement: Funflows

Pera Museum Learning Programs is organizing an improvised movement workshop as part of the 19 May Youth and Sports Day.

Barbara Kruger’s Practice on Power,  Capitalism, Identity, and Gender

Barbara Kruger’s Practice on Power, Capitalism, Identity, and Gender

A closer look at the life and works of the artist Barbara Kruger, who is represented with two striking works in the exhibition And Now The Good News, a selection of works from the Nobel Collection.

Venuses Throughout History

Venuses Throughout History

José Sancho does not conceal the voluptuousness of his female torsos; he highlights it. These torsos are symmetrical from front, but on the other hand, from the side, the juxtaposition of concave and convex forms creates dynamism.

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.