Contemporary Nordic Glass Art

February 5 - April 20, 2014

The glass artists hailing from Northern European countries, presented us here in İstanbul with contemporary interpretations of glass, a material inherited from past cultures.

The artists, taking their influences from the glamorous nature and traditions of the North, reinterpret the forms that pass on from generation to generation, through pushing the limits of material and technology in an unorthodox way. They transformed glass into a field of contemporary art, beyond the function, form, and technical skills inherited from previous pioneers of glass-making, proved and approved since the 18th century. They opened up new discussion platforms for today’s questions while remaining true to the Nordic simplicity and grace.

The exhibition, curated by Mats Jansson, included works from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland by 25 artists who are in a continuous search, produce freely and on a wide scale, in a process that is variable, innovative, and global.

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Exhibition Catalogue



The glass artists hailing from Northern European countries presented us with contemporary interpretations of glass, a material inherited from past cultures, in the Aurora...

You look nice in your hair!<br/>Asa Jungnelius and Ahu Antmen

You look nice in your hair!
Asa Jungnelius and Ahu Antmen

In conjunction with the exhibition Aurora: Contemporary Nordic Glass Art, Asa Jungnelius, a remarkable name from Sweden’s young generation of artists, will be in conversation with art critic Ahu Antmen.


Contemporary Swedish Cinema

This selection focuses in particular on the cinema of Sweden; the selected eight films from the past three years explore different themes and topics through impressive, fresh and vibrant storytelling. The program gives a great insight into the current state of filmmaking and creativity in Sweden.

A Carriage and a Squat House  <br>Liliana Maresca

A Carriage and a Squat House
Liliana Maresca

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. Through the biennial, we will be sharing detailed information about the artists and the artworks.

Good News from the Skies

Good News from the Skies

Inspired by the exhibition And Now the Good News, which focusing on the relationship between mass media and art, we prepared horoscope readings based on the chapters of the exhibition. Using the popular astrological language inspired by the effects of the movements of celestial bodies on people, these readings with references to the works in the exhibition make fictional future predictions inspired by the horoscope columns that we read in the newspapers with the desire to receive good news about our day. 

Moscow Conceptualists

Moscow Conceptualists

Our institutions have been stuck on linear Neo-Platonic tracks for 24 centuries. These antiquated processes of deduction have lost their authority. Just like art it has fallen off its pedestal. Legal, educational and constitutional systems rigidly subscribe to these; they are 100% text based.