I’m Here!

December 1 - 15, 2022

Pera Film, launched every year to raise awareness on World AIDS Day, I’m here! continues this year with the selection of Visual AIDS, a contemporary art organization.

Being & Belonging is a program of seven short videos from artists living with HIV across the world. From navigating sex and intimacy to confronting stigma and isolation, Being & Belonging centers the emotional realities of living with HIV today. How does living with HIV shift the ways that a person experiences, asks for, or provides love, support, and belonging? The seven videos are a call for belonging from those that have been stigmatized within their communities or left out of mainstream HIV/AIDS narratives.

This program’s screenings are free admission. Drop in, no reservations. As per legal regulations, all our screenings are restricted to persons over 18 years of age, unless stated otherwise.

December 1

19:00 Vertical Memory

Kiss of Life

Nuance

Los Amarillos

We Are Here: Voices of Black Women Who Live with HIV

Red Flags, a Love Letter

Lxs dxs bichudas

December 2

20:00 Vertical Memory

Kiss of Life

Nuance

Los Amarillos

We Are Here: Voices of Black Women Who Live with HIV

Red Flags, a Love Letter

Lxs dxs bichudas

December 9

20:00 Vertical Memory

Kiss of Life

Nuance

Los Amarillos

We Are Here: Voices of Black Women Who Live with HIV

Red Flags, a Love Letter

Lxs dxs bichudas

December 15

19:00 Vertical Memory

Kiss of Life

Nuance

Los Amarillos

We Are Here: Voices of Black Women Who Live with HIV

Red Flags, a Love Letter

Lxs dxs bichudas

Vertical Memory

Vertical Memory

Kiss of Life

Kiss of Life

Nuance

Nuance

Los Amarillos

Los Amarillos

We Are Here: Voices of Black Women Who Live with HIV

We Are Here: Voices of Black Women Who Live with HIV

Red Flags, a Love Letter

Red Flags, a Love Letter

Lxs dxs bichudas

Lxs dxs bichudas

A Photographer’s Biography Pascal Sebah

A Photographer’s Biography Pascal Sebah

Following the opening of his studio, “El Chark Societe Photographic,” on Beyoğlu’s Postacılar Caddesi in 1857, the Levantine-descent Pascal Sébah moves to yet another studio next to the Russian Embassy in 1860 with a Frenchman named A. Laroche, who, apart from having worked in Paris previously, is also quite familiar with photographic techniques.

Contemporary Ceramics From Around the World: 10 Artists, 10 Works

Contemporary Ceramics From Around the World: 10 Artists, 10 Works

Although traditionally used as a medium for functional or decorative objects, ceramic has become a medium that is increasingly used by contemporary. Here is the work of some important contemporary ceramic artists from around the world!

The Horse Figure in Mersad Berber’s Works

The Horse Figure in Mersad Berber’s Works

Mersad Berber (1940-2012), is one of the greatest and the most significant representatives of Bosnian-Herzegovinian and Yugoslav art in the second half of the 20th century. His vast body of expressive and unique works triggered the local art scene’s recognition into Europe as well as the international stage.