Present Times

Anadolu University Faculty of Fine Arts

July 20 - October 2, 2011

Since its inauguration, Pera Museum has been instrumental in promoting young artists and institutions of art education by opening its exhibition halls during the summer months. In 2011, the Museum hosted Anadolu University's Faculty of Fine Arts.

Entitled Present Times, the exhibition was comprised of selected works by young artists and designers enrolled in a wide range of departments at the Faculty. While offering students the opportunity to experiment with the art education of their respective departments, the exhibition also strived to establish itself as a groundwork for problems of contemporary art and design, innovative tendencies, and idiosyncratic identities through a abundance of self-expression possibilities such as painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, installation, interior design, graphic design, photography, digital art, glass, and video.

Exhibition Catalogue

Present Times

Present Times

Present Times: Anadolu University Faculty of Fine Arts exhibition catalogue is comprised of selected works by young artists and designers enrolled in a wide range of departments at the...

Video

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. 

With Her Beloved Diego, Mexico, Nickolas and the Masterpieces She Painted From Her Bed: Frida Kahlo

With Her Beloved Diego, Mexico, Nickolas and the Masterpieces She Painted From Her Bed: Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacán, Mexico. Exactly 47 years from now, before she died in the same city and her beloved Mexico, many things would happen; she’d meet Diego Rivera, become a world-renowned artist, and allow many of her fans to dress like her on Halloween. 

Baby King

Baby King

1638, the year Louis XIV was born –his second name, Dieudonné, alluding to his God-given status– saw the diffusion of a cult of maternity encouraged by the very devout Anne of Austria, in thanks for the miracle by which she had given birth to an heir to the French throne. Simon François de Tours (1606-1671) painted the Queen in the guise of the Virgin Mary, and the young Louis XIV as the infant Jesus, in the allegorical portrait now in the Bishop’s Palace at Sens.