Japan Media Arts Festival in İstanbul

August 6 - October 3, 2010

Japan Media Arts Festival, established in 1997, is a unique and original festival from Japan, which includes different categories such as Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga. The Festival's main mission is to provide opportunities by bringing new works of excellence into the field of the media arts, fostering and inspiring the process of creativity. Japan Media Arts Festival exhibition organized in İstanbul for the first time at Pera Museum focused on two specific aspects of media arts: the Creative Mind and the Narrative Mind. The exhibition explored these two aspects through award-winning works from past Japan Media Arts Festival exhibitions as well as more recent works. Pera Museum, celebrating its fifth year, has through its exceptional exhibitions since its founding, cherished and embraced young artists' works and the different mediums of art. With this exhibition, the Museum brought together creative works by Japanese artists that fuse technology and expression in the most extraordinary styles. The exhibition was complemented with artist presentations, panel discussions and film screenings.

Japan Media Arts Festival

Japan Media Arts Festival

Japan Media Arts Festival, established in 1997, is a unique and original festival from Japan, which includes different categories such as Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga. The Festival's...

A Night at Pera Museum

A Night at Pera Museum

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Pera Museum invites artist Benoît Hamet to reinterpret key pieces from its collections, casting a humorous eye over ‘historical’ events, both imagined and factual.

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Istanbul’s Seaside Leisure: Nostalgia from Sea Baths to Beaches exhibition brought together photographs, magazines, comics, objects, and books from various private and institutional collections, and told a nostalgic story while also addressing the change and socialization of the norms of how Istanbulites used their free time. Istanbul’s Seaside Leisure was a documentary testament of the radical transformations in the Republic’s lifestyle. 

Postcard Nudes

Postcard Nudes

The various states of viewing nudity entered the Ottoman world on postcards before paintings. These postcards appeared in the 1890s, and became widespread in the 1910s, following the proclamation of the Second Constitutional Monarchy, traveling from hand to hand, city to city.