January 31 - April 9, 2006
The exhibition, curated by Robert Delpire, was organized in collaboration with Pera Museum, Magnum Photos and Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson and introduced the great master of the 20th century to visitors with more than a hundred of his photographs.
According to Henri Cartier-Bresson, “to photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart. It is a way of life.” The majority of his work aims to reveal, within a "decisive moment”, the universal dimensions of seemingly ordinary events that surround us.
Henri Cartier-Bresson practiced, after the fashion of the surrealists whom he knew, an automatic writing applied to the world of the image: "To photograph", he said, "is to bring the head, the eye...
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.
He had imagined the court room as a big place. It wasn’t. It was about the size of his living room, with an elevation at one end, with a dais on it. The judges and the attorneys sat there. Below it was an old wooden rail, worn out in some places. That was his place. There was another seat for his lawyer. At the back, about 20 or 30 chairs were stowed out for the non-existent crowd.
The exhibition Look at Me! Portraits and Other Fictions from the ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection examines portraiture, one of the oldest artistic genres, through a significant number of works of our times. Through the exhibition we will be sharing about the artists and sections in “Look At Me!”.
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 19:00
Sunday 12:00 - 18:00
The museum is closed on Mondays.
On Wednesdays, the students can
visit the museum free of admission.
Full ticket: 25 TL
Discounted: 10 TL
Groups: 20 TL (10 people or more)
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