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.

Blurred Reminiscences  <br>Andra Ursuta

Blurred Reminiscences
Andra Ursuta

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. 

Giacometti’s Final Works

Giacometti’s Final Works

Giacometti was selected for three important retrospectives at the New York Museum of Modern Art, the Tate Gallery in London and the Louisiana Museum of Art in Denmark, all of which were a great success. 

The Welcoming of Venetian Balios to Ottoman Lands

The Welcoming of Venetian Balios to Ottoman Lands

The series of paintings depicting the audience ceremonies of European ambassadors hold a unique place among the works of Jean-Baptiste Vanmour of Valenciennes, who lived in İstanbul from 1699 until his death in 1737.