Women Paintings Stories

January 31 - April 9, 2006

Art history, one of the liveliest and most exciting branches of knowledge of our times, emphasizes the need to continually re-examine, re-evaluate and re-interpret its primary ingredient - art works of the past. From fresh perspectives in the light of current information, thought and theory about these works, and also the discourse of knowledge that surrounds a work of art are being continually adapted.

Women Paintings Stories is the product of just such an inclination and re-interpretation of the transformation of the image of  'women' in Turkish painting in the modernization era. In this exhibition of more than fifty works chosen from a variety of public institutions and private collections spanning the era from the Meşrutiyet / Second Constitution through the Republic, a voyage through the years was embarked upon, during which, the Turkish art of painting underwent a movement towards contemporaneity, within the framework of an exceptional and extremely meaningful theme, a reinterpretation of the transformation of the image of 'women'.

Curator: Zeynep Yasa Yaman

Artists: Şehzade Abdülmecid, Ömer Adil, Şeref Akdik, Malik Aksel, Mehmet Ruhi Arel, İbrahim Çallı, Ali Avni Çelebi, Halil Dikmen, Abidin Elderoğlu, Refik Epikman, Nurettin Ergüven, Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu, Eren Eyüboğlu, Tevfik Fikret, Halil Paşa, Osman Hamdi Bey, Namık İsmail, Zeki Faik İzer, Müfide Kadri, Ercümend Kalmık, Naci Kalmukoğlu, Hüseyin Avni Lifij, Hikmet Onat, İbrahim Safi, Melek Celal Sofu, Cemal Tollu, Salih Urallı, Sami Yetik, Turgut Zaim, Nazmi Ziya, İzzed Ziya

Exhibition Catalogue

Women Paintings Stories

Women Paintings Stories

Art history, one of the liveliest and most exciting branches of knowledge of our times, emphasizes the need to continually re-examine, re-evaluate and re-interpret its primary ingredient - art...

Bosphorus at the Orientalist Paintings

Bosphorus at the Orientalist Paintings

The Bosphorus, which divides the city from north to south, separates two continents, renders Istanbul distinct for western painters, offers the most picturesque spectacles for western artists.

Giacometti: Early Works

Giacometti: Early Works

Organized in collaboration with the Giacometti Foundation, Paris, the exhibition explores Giacometti’s prolific life, most of which the artist led in his studio in Montparnasse, through the works of his early period as well his late work, including one unfinished piece. Devoted to Giacometti’s early works, the first part of the exhibition demonstrates the influence of Giovanni Giacometti, the father of the artist and a Swiss Post-Impressionist painter himself, on Giacometti’s output during these years and his role in his son’s development. 

A Carriage and a Squat House  <br>Liliana Maresca

A Carriage and a Squat House
Liliana Maresca

Pera Museum, in collaboration with Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), is one of the main venues for this year’s 15th Istanbul Biennial from 16 September to 12 November 2017. Through the biennial, we will be sharing detailed information about the artists and the artworks.