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BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer)

September 4, 2015

Pera Museum’s Film and Video Programming in collaboration with Maybe Art Projects, presented BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer), a pop-up experimental video exhibition. Since 2010, BYOB has been taking place in many different cities around the world, aiming to present a look into the audio-visual creative tendencies in moving images by up-and-coming artists. The artists participating in this event bring their own projectors and show their video works. BYOB’s second edition at Pera Museum aspires to embrace the lesser-known talents of the experimental and avant-garde based in Istanbul. Artists in this year's selection are: Zafer Akşit, Bahadır Arıcı, Nurhan Avcı, Eray Dinç, Lara Kamhi, Gizem Karakaş, Fikret Karaman, Onur Kemal Kösedağ, Nazlı Tuhera Moral, Ergin Soyal, Etem Şahin, Berkay Tuncay, Kubilay Ural, Müge Yıldız, Bahar Yürükoğlu and Wounded Wolf Press.

Jean-Michel Basquiat Look At Me!

Jean-Michel Basquiat Look At Me!

The exhibition “Look At Me! Portraits and Other Fictions from the ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection” examined portraiture, one of the oldest artistic genres, through a significant number of works of our times. Paintings, photographs, sculptures and videos shaped a labyrinth of gazes that invite spectators to reflect themselves in the social mirror of portraits.

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.

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.