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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.

Exhibition Catalogue

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...

Portrait of a Bullfighter (1797)

Portrait of a Bullfighter (1797)

The man is depicted in three-quarters view, turning straight to the viewers with a penetrating glance. The background is grey, while the clothes, the hair, and cap are black. 

Louis Isadore Kahn (1901-1974)

Louis Isadore Kahn (1901-1974)

Louis Isadore Kahn was born in 1901 to a Jewish family in Pärnu, Russia (today Estonia), far from Philadelphia where he spent his whole life, worked, fell in love, and breathed his last. Kahn family emigrated to America when he was five years old. 

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Pera Museum presented a talk on Nicola Lorini’s video installation For All the Time, for All the Sad Stones, bringing together the artists Nicola Lorini, Gülşah Mursaloğlu and Ambiguous Standards Institute to focus on concepts like measuring, calculation, standardisation, time and change.