A Place Called Home

October 6 - November 12, 2017

Pera Museum is one of the main venues for the 15th Istanbul Biennale “a good neighbour”. Pera Film’s program, A Place Called Home, formed within the curators Elmgreen and Dragset’s notion of home: “deals with multiple notions of home and neighbourhoods, exploring how living modes in our private spheres have changed throughout the past decades. Home is approached as an indicator of diverse identities and a vehicle for self-expression, and neighbourhood as a micro-universe exemplifying some of the challenges we face in terms of co-existence today.” A Place Called Home brings together films depicting the intricate relationships and stories that people have with their homes. Independent of whether they are from America, Europe or Turkey, people share very similar fates. Urban gentrifications and economic crises are most often what force them to confront dramatic ordeals. Some live under the threat of their neighbours, some experience hardships with the people they live under the same roof, and ultimately these stories, as the biennale, invite one to think about what a “good neighbour” could really mean.

Not only does the necessity for shelter strike us, but also the humane need for belonging and the fear of losing one’s home… these form the common ground for Pera Film’s A Place Called Home program.

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

October 6

21:00 Home

October 7

17:00 Leviathan

October 8

14:00 La Soledad

16:00 99 Homes

October 11

19:00 Straw Dogs

October 13

19:00 Leviathan

October 14

14:00 The Queen of Versailles

16:00 La Soledad

18:00 Home

October 15

13:00 Eastern Boys

16:00 Particle

18:00 The Queen of Versailles

November 2

19:00 Eastern Boys

November 10

19:00 Grey Gardens

21:00 99 Homes

November 11

14:00 Particle

November 12

14:00 Straw Dogs

16:00 Grey Gardens

La Soledad

La Soledad

Particle

Particle

99 Homes

99 Homes

Leviathan

Leviathan

The Queen of Versailles

The Queen of Versailles

Eastern Boys

Eastern Boys

Home

Home

Straw Dogs

Straw Dogs

Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens

Program Trailer

A Place Called Home

A Place Called Home brings together films depicting the intricate relationships and stories that people have with their homes. Independent of whether they are from America, Europe or Turkey, people share very similar fates.

15th Istanbul Biennial

Pera Museum hosted the 15th Istanbul Biennial, organized by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and sponsored by Koç Holding. The 15th Istanbul Biennial brought together artworks by 55 artists from 32 countries, all addressing different notions of home, belonging and neighbourhood.

15th Istanbul Biennial

Chlebowski’s Sultan

Chlebowski’s Sultan

This is one of Stanisław Chlebowski’s larger canvasses dealing with themes other than battles; only Ottoman Life at the Sweet Waters now at the Istanbul Military Museum can compare with it in size.

Medicinal Herbs in Byzantium

Medicinal Herbs in Byzantium

Knowledge of plants and the practice of healing are closely entwined. The toxic or hallucinogenic nature of some roots, and the dangers associated with picking them, conferred a mythical or magical character and power. 

The Welcoming of Venetian Balios to Ottoman Lands

The Welcoming of Venetian Balios to Ottoman Lands

The series of paintings depicting the audience ceremonies of European ambassadors hold a unique place among the works of Jean-Baptiste Vanmour of Valenciennes, who lived in İstanbul from 1699 until his death in 1737.