Digital Feelings

May 9 - May 29, 2021

A Question of Taste deals with kitsch, a concept whose meaning has shifted since the 19th century, and the intimate relationship this concept has established with today's visual culture as well as its critical role in shaping taste. The film programtitled Digital Feelings, curates 6 examples of film and video art representations of the concept of taste as an indicator for social class, the values attributed to the Eastern and Western understanding of aesthetic, the rise of mass culture against high art, and the visual language shaped during the transition from object culture to digital culture. 

Running between May 9 – 29, the program includes Suzie Silver's adaptation film Freebird, which draws upon an amazing array of found footage and special effects to bend genders and genres with spectacular visual delight; Fresh Kill, which makes sense of the act of disposing of goods and people by exploring connections among people on the edges of corporate capitalism and off-center in a white, bourgeois, heterosexual world; Julia Meltzer and Amanda Ramos’ short film (chantlandia), which  uses the public bathroom stall as format and metaphor for Internet relay chat lines (IRCs); Valentine for Perfect Strangers, which was anonymously posted online in 2006 and last but not least, Wonders Wander, a location based mobi-web-serial with four fictional episodes set in Madrid.

The program will be streamed at peramuseum.org between May 9 – 29, and only be accessible to online audiences in Turkey. As per legal regulations, all our screenings are restricted to persons over 18 years of age, unless stated otherwise.

Freebird

Freebird

Fresh Kill

Fresh Kill

(chatlandia)

(chatlandia)

Valentine for Perfect Strangers

Valentine for Perfect Strangers

Wonders Wander

Wonders Wander

A Question of Taste

A Question of Taste is a group exhibition that deals with kitsch, a concept whose meaning has shifted since the 19th century, and the intimate relationship this concept has established with today's visual culture as well as its critical role in shaping taste.

A Question of Taste

Coming Articles

Coming Articles

Istanbul’s Seaside Leisure: Nostalgia from Sea Baths to Beaches exhibition brought together photographs, magazines, comics, objects, and books from various private and institutional collections, and told a nostalgic story while also addressing the change and socialization of the norms of how Istanbulites used their free time. Istanbul’s Seaside Leisure was a documentary testament of the radical transformations in the Republic’s lifestyle. 

A Photographer’s Biography Guillaume Berggren

A Photographer’s Biography Guillaume Berggren

Berggren acquires the techniques of photography in Berlin and holds different jobs in various European cities before arriving in İstanbul. Initially en route to Marseille, he disembarks from his ship in 1866 and settles in İstanbul, where he is to spend the rest of his life.

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.