In the Depths of Souls

April 11 - May 7, 2023

Pera Film presents In the Depths of Souls program from April 11 to May 7, parallel to the exhibition Paula Rego: The Story of Stories that opened at the Pera Museum in December. 

Paula Rego's paintings reflect the complex emotions and thoughts in people's inner worlds while also addressing many social issues. In this program, the audience will discover the dramatic imagery often used in Rego's art in documentaries about her and witness the reflections of conflicts and pain in the human mind, as well as productions referring to the abortion series.

The program titled In the Depths of Souls presents; A Woman's Affair, which tells the dramatic and moving story of Marie-Louise Giraud, who illegally performed abortions during World War II; Paula Rego: Telling Tales, a documentary that explores the thoughts and inspirations behind Rego's art with scenes and interviews from her personal life; The Last Art Film, a documentary that invites us on an insider's journey with Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry, Paula Rego and many other artists, questioning what started their creative process and what keeps them going; Paula Rego: Secrets and Stories, an intimate look at Rego's life and work, directed by Rego's son Nick Willing; and Jane, which tells the story of the women who called themselves Jane in the 1970s and founded a service for women seeking safe abortions.

Tickets are available at Biletix and the museum. As per legal regulations, all our screenings are restricted to persons over 18 years of age, unless stated otherwise.

April 11

19:00 Paula Rego: Secrets & Stories

April 14

19:00 The Janes

21:15 Story of Women

April 18

19:00 Paula Rego: Secrets & Stories

April 25

19:00 Paula Rego: Secrets & Stories

April 26

19:00 Story of Women

April 28

19:00 The Janes

21:15 The Last Art Film

May 2

19:00 Paula Rego: Secrets & Stories

May 4

19:00 Paula Rego: Telling Tales

May 7

13:30 Paula Rego: Telling Tales

15:00 The Last Art Film

Story of Women

Story of Women

Paula Rego: Telling Tales

Paula Rego: Telling Tales

The Last Art Film

The Last Art Film

Paula Rego: Secrets & Stories

Paula Rego: Secrets & Stories

The Janes

The Janes

Paula Rego

Paula Rego is a Portuguese/British artist who revolutionised the ways women are represented and is not one to compromise her truths. The Story of Stories shows how Rego authentically confronts oppression, authority, and institutional violence while not being afraid to reveal her own personal nature and socio-political context.

Paula Rego

Cameria (Mihrimah Sultan)

Cameria (Mihrimah Sultan)

Based on similar examples by the European painters in various collections, this work is one of the portraits of Mihrimah Sultan, who was depicted rather often in the 16th century.

Good News from the Skies

Good News from the Skies

Inspired by the exhibition And Now the Good News, which focusing on the relationship between mass media and art, we prepared horoscope readings based on the chapters of the exhibition. Using the popular astrological language inspired by the effects of the movements of celestial bodies on people, these readings with references to the works in the exhibition make fictional future predictions inspired by the horoscope columns that we read in the newspapers with the desire to receive good news about our day. 

Unhomely!  <br>Lee Miller

Unhomely!
Lee Miller

Pera Museum, in collaboration with Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), is one of the main venues for this year’s 15th Istanbul Biennial from 16 September to 12 November 2017.