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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

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. 

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.

Portrait of a Bullfighter (1797)

Portrait of a Bullfighter (1797)

The man is depicted in three-quarters view, turning straight to the viewers with a penetrating glance. The background is grey, while the clothes, the hair, and cap are black. 

Memory Building Memories / Memory Room / Memento Mori

Memory Building Memories / Memory Room / Memento Mori

Each memory tells an intimate story; each collection presents us with the reality of containing an intimate story as well. The collection is akin to a whole in which many memories and stories of the artist, the viewer, and the collector are brought together. At the heart of a collection is memory, nurtured from the past and projecting into the future.

Dancing on Architecture

Dancing on Architecture

I think it was Frank Zappa – though others claim it was Laurie Anderson – who said in an interview that ‘writing on music is much like dancing on architecture’.