Eternal Streets

March 13 - April 5, 2024

Pera Film presents the Eternal Streets film program, organized in parallel with the exhibition On the Spot: Panoramic Gaze on Istanbul, a History. 

Eternal Streets brings together five films from the 2000s that depict cities as living spaces hosting countless experiences, interpreting the exhibition's rich narrative from a universal perspective. The program, which progresses along a route extending from Istanbul to Tokyo, Taipei, Marseille, and Oslo, asks a universal question while questioning the permanent and inevitable roles of the cities where we live our lives: Is it possible to form genuine connections amidst crowds? 

The program, taking place in the Pera Museum Auditorium from March 13 to April 5, includes films such as Hasret: Sehnsucht, which follows the trail of the feeling of “yearning” in the gloomy streets of Istanbul; Stray Dogs, experiencing the rainy landscapes of Taipei through the eyes of a homeless and vulnerable family; Transit, wandering the in-between spaces of a city caught between the past and the future; Oslo, August 31, which portrays the streets of a city as the silent witnesses of a young man's poignant journey; and Lost in Translation, a story about two strangers crossing paths under the neon lights of Tokyo.

Film screenings within this program are accessible with a discounted museum entrance ticket. Tickets can be purchased from Biletix or the reception of Pera Museum. Per legal regulations, all screenings are restricted to persons over 18 years of age unless stated otherwise.

March 13

19:00 Transit

March 15

19:00 Lost in Translation

March 17

15:00 Hasret: Sehnsucht

March 22

19:00 Stray Dogs

March 23

15:00 Oslo, August 31st

March 24

15:00 Lost in Translation

March 27

19:00 Hasret: Sehnsucht

April 3

19:00 Stray Dogs

April 4

19:00 Oslo, August 31st

April 5

19:00 Transit

Transit

Transit

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

Oslo, August 31st

Oslo, August 31st

Stray Dogs

Stray Dogs

Hasret: Sehnsucht

Hasret: Sehnsucht

On the Spot

The exhibition aims to shed new light on the history of Istanbul’s representations through panoramic paintings and photographs. It critically approaches the history of the "panorama" and contextualizes its many iterations. While examining the layered relationships in the production and consumption of panoramic images, the exhibition also explores the circulation of these images among different audiences, their receptions, and the connections between various media that have gained popularity over centuries.

On the Spot

Niko Pirosmani

Niko Pirosmani

“A nameless Egyptian fresco, an African idol or a vase from Crete: we should behold Pirosmani’s art among them. Only this way it is possible to conceive it genuinely … …You see Pirosmani – you believe in Georgia”.
Grigol Robakidze

Félix Ziem (1821-1911) A nomadic, unclassifiable, and eccentric artist

Félix Ziem (1821-1911) A nomadic, unclassifiable, and eccentric artist

French artist Félix Ziem is one of the most original landscape painters of the 19thcentury. The exhibition Wanderer on the Sea of Light presents Ziem as an artist who left his mark on 19th century painting and who is mostly known for his paintings of Istanbul and Venice, where the city and the sea are intertwined. 

Mark Požlep

Mark Požlep

Our Cold Front from the Balkans exhibition focuses on different generations of artists and art groups from the Balkan region. Throughout the exhibition, we keep sharing detailed information about the artworks. Take a look at Mark Požlep’s “Stranger than Paradise” video installation. Also you can check our interview with the artist on our YouTube channel!