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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.

Girl in a Blue Dress

Girl in a Blue Dress

This life-size portrait of a girl is a fine example of the British art of portrait painting in the early 18th century. The child is shown posing on a terrace, which is enclosed at the right foreground by the plinth of a pillar; the background is mainly filled with trees and shrubs. 

Game of Mangala

Game of Mangala

Three figures in Eastern dress are shown in repose against an exotic landscape, smoking pipes and playing mangala. Inventories of the royal collections from 1739 identify the members of this group as the royal eunuch Matthias and two odalisques. 

Medicinal Herbs in Byzantium

Medicinal Herbs in Byzantium

Knowledge of plants and the practice of healing are closely entwined. The toxic or hallucinogenic nature of some roots, and the dangers associated with picking them, conferred a mythical or magical character and power.