5th Pink Life QueerFest

January 22 - 24, 2016

Pera Film in collaboration with Pink Life Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Solidarity Association is celebrating the 5th edition of QueerFest. Film enthusiasts have an opportunity to watch LGBT-themed films from different countries from all around the world. First edition of the festival was held in 2011 in Ankara.

The festival aims to create new and fresh areas of (self-) expression of LGBTQI individuals and artists and to raise awareness on LGBTT struggle through the use of art; and it creates an opportunity for detailed discussions about Queer Theory.

Although a film festival, Pink Life QueerFest is not only confined to the silver screen and tries to gather the most prominent examples of art works from literature to music, video art, theatre etc from all over the world.

This program’s screenings are free of admissions. Drop in, no reservations.

in collaboration

January 22

13:00 Misfits

15:00 While You Weren’t Looking

17:30 Tab Hunter Confidential

19:30 Broken Gardenias

January 24

13:00 Lonely Stars

15:00 Welcome to This House

Misfits

Misfits

While You Weren’t Looking

While You Weren’t Looking

Tab Hunter Confidential

Tab Hunter Confidential

Broken Gardenias

Broken Gardenias

Lonely Stars

Lonely Stars

Welcome to This House

Welcome to This House

Program Trailer

5th Pink Life QueerFest

Contemporary Ceramics From Around the World: 10 Artists, 10 Works

Contemporary Ceramics From Around the World: 10 Artists, 10 Works

Although traditionally used as a medium for functional or decorative objects, ceramic has become a medium that is increasingly used by contemporary. Here is the work of some important contemporary ceramic artists from around the world!

Return from Vienna

Return from Vienna

Józef Brandt harboured a fascination for the history of 17th century Poland, and his favourite themes included ballistic scenes and genre scenes before and after the battle proper –all and sundry marches, returns, supply trains, billets and encampments, patrols, and similar motifs illustrating the drudgery of warfare outside of its culminating moments.

Mosques in the 18th and 19th Century Paintings

Mosques in the 18th and 19th Century Paintings

In the works of western painters, we encounter mosques as the primary architectural elements that reflect the identity of the city of Istanbul. Often we can recognize the depicted landscape as Istanbul simply from the mosques.