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

Jean-Léon Gérôme: Cultural Interactions in the Age of Change

Jean-Léon Gérôme: Cultural Interactions in the Age of Change

Jean-Léon Gérôme is among the most renowned artists of the second half of the 19th century. One of the most fervent advocates of academic painting, Gérôme declared a personal war against modern movements such as Impressionism. 

Nam June Paik Video Art’s Pioneer

Nam June Paik Video Art’s Pioneer

Nam June Paik was video art’s pioneer (1932 –2006). It is interesting that while Warhol and Nameth were experimenting with psychedelic happenings that combined rock, film and performance, the video art pioneers Nam June Paik, Stephen Beck, Eric Siegel and Steina Vasulka were researching in a similar direction.

Giacometti & the Human Figure

Giacometti & the Human Figure

Giacometti worked nonstop on his sculptures, either from nature or from memory, trying to capture the universal facial expressions.