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

Blurred Reminiscences  <br>Andra Ursuta

Blurred Reminiscences
Andra Ursuta

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. 

Sea Baths

Sea Baths

It is understood from Evliya Çelebi’s well-known Book of Travels that the history of sea baths goes as far back as the 17th century; their acceptance and popularization take place in mid-19th century as a result of Westernization, among other things.

Turquerie

Turquerie

Having penetrated the Balkans in the fourteenth century, conquered Constantinople in the fifteenth, and reached the gates of Vienna in the sixteenth, the Ottoman Empire long struck fear into European hearts.