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.

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...

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Niko Pirosmani

Niko Pirosmani

“A nameless Egyptian fresco, an African idol or a vase from Crete: we should behold Pirosmani’s art among them. Only this way it is possible to conceive it genuinely … …You see Pirosmani – you believe in Georgia”.
Grigol Robakidze

The Battle of Varna

The Battle of Varna

Over the years of 1864 through 1876, Stanisław Chlebowski served Sultan Abdülaziz in Istanbul as his court painter. As it was, Abdülaziz disposed of considerable artistic talents of his own, and he actively involved himself in Chlebowski’s creative process, suggesting ideas for compositions –such as ballistic pieces praising the victories of Turkish arms. 

Demons, Symbols, and the Cosmos

Demons, Symbols, and the Cosmos

Beliefs surrounding illness and healing in Byzantium stem from the myths, astrology, and magic practiced around the Mediterranean by Jews, Egyptians, Mesopotamians, and Greeks.