Re/Framing Louis Kahn

Photographs by Cemal Emden – Drawings and Paintings

December 7, 2017 - March 11, 2018

The exhibition Re/Framing Louis Kahn: Photographs by Cemal Emden – Drawings and Paintings focused on the architectural and artistic works of Louis I. Kahn – architect, thinker, artist, and an “architectural guru” who is considered among the leading figures of 20th century architecture. Curated by Müge Cengizkan, the exhibition brought together drawings and photographs of architectural works from Pennsylvania, where Kahn lived, worked, and lectured – to Dacca and Ahmedabad, as well as his paintings and unique interviews. The exhibition’s focus was based on photographs that reframe Kahn’s buildings through themes such as “constructing the ground” and “kneading the program.” It also offers new insights into Kahn’s ideas through his visionary writings, which have been translated into Turkish for the first time. The exhibition featured video interviews with Middle Eastern Technical University graduate architects and instructors who had been Khan’s students in the States. For this first Louis I. Kahn exhibition in Turkey, the selection included Khan’s charcoal and color drawings and paintings as well as his own writings and books in an attempt to frame his intricate personality.

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Re/Framing Louis Kahn

Re/Framing Louis Kahn

The exhibition Re/Framing Louis Kahn: Photographs by Cemal Emden – Drawings and Paintings focused on the architectural and artistic works of Louis I. Kahn – architect, thinker, artist,...

What does Louis Kahn Tell Us? <br> Assoc. Prof. Funda Uz, Prof. Dr. Neslihan Dostoğlu

What does Louis Kahn Tell Us?
Assoc. Prof. Funda Uz, Prof. Dr. Neslihan Dostoğlu

Pera Museum presents a lecture and film event as part of the exhibition Re/Framing Louis Kahn: Photographs by Cemal Emden – Drawings and Paintings. Following the screening of the 1972 documentary Louis Kahn, Architect, Assoc. Prof. Funda Uz ve Prof. Dr. Neslihan Dostoğlu will analyze and talk about Louis Khan’s architecture, and set on a quest to discover what can be learned from him today. 

Video

Silence and Light

The program Silence and Light is an homage to Louis Kahn’s work and legacy as well as architecture on film.


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. 

Modernity Building the Modern / Reshaping the Modern

Modernity Building the Modern / Reshaping the Modern

A firm believer in the idea that a collection needs to be upheld at least by four generations and comparing this continuity to a relay race, Nahit Kabakcı began creating the Huma Kabakcı Collection from the 1980s onwards. Today, the collection can be considered one of the most important and outstanding examples among the rare, consciously created, and long-lasting ones of its kind in Turkey.

The Success of an Artist

The Success of an Artist

Pera Museum presents an exhibition of French artist Félix Ziem, one of the most original landscape painters of the 19th century. The exhibition Wanderer on the Sea of Light presents Ziem as an artist who left his mark on 19th century painting and who is mostly known for his paintings of Istanbul and Venice, where the city and the sea are intertwined.