Cultures of Resistance
Documentaries

December 11 - December 12, 2015

Cultures of Resistance as a project is to create and distribute films that advance public awareness about issues of social and economic justice, and that showcase creative efforts to promote peace and protect human rights. Pera Film is showcasing two documentaries directed by Iara Lee: K2 and the Invisible Footmen and Life is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara. Iara Lee, a Brazilian of Korean descent is an activist, filmmaker, and director of the Cultures of Resistance Network. In 2010, she released a feature-length documentary entitled Cultures of Resistance, which explores how creative action contributes to conflict prevention and resolution. As an extension of her commitment to the issues explored in the film, she also founded the Cultures of Resistance Network, an organization that promotes global solidarity, supports efforts to secure peace and social justice, and brings together artists and change-makers from around the world.

December 11

20:00 K2 and the Invisible Footmen

21:00 Life is Waiting
Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara

December 12

15:00 K2 and the Invisible Footmen

Life is Waiting
Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara

K2 and the Invisible Footmen

K2 and the Invisible Footmen

Life is Waiting <br/>Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara

Life is Waiting
Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara

Giacometti’s Final Works

Giacometti’s Final Works

Giacometti was selected for three important retrospectives at the New York Museum of Modern Art, the Tate Gallery in London and the Louisiana Museum of Art in Denmark, all of which were a great success. 

Nam June Paik Video Art’s Pioneer

Nam June Paik Video Art’s Pioneer

Nam June Paik was video art’s pioneer (1932 –2006). It is interesting that while Warhol and Nameth were experimenting with psychedelic happenings that combined rock, film and performance, the video art pioneers Nam June Paik, Stephen Beck, Eric Siegel and Steina Vasulka were researching in a similar direction.

Artist Nicola Lorini in Conversation

Artist Nicola Lorini in Conversation

Inspired by its Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection, Pera Museum presents a contemporary video installation titled For All the Time, for All the Sad Stones at the gallery that hosts the Collection. The installation by the artist Nicola Lorini takes its starting point from recent events, in particular the calculation of the hypothetical mass of the Internet and the weight lost by the model of the kilogram and its consequent redefinition, and traces a non-linear voyage through the Collection.