Life as School

September 28 - November 4, 2018

Pera Museum is one of the main venues for the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial A School of Schools. Engaging multigenerational, transdisciplinary practitioners from Turkey and abroad, A School of Schools brings together old and new knowledge, academic and amateur, professional and personal, focusing on the process as much as the outcomes. Pera Film’s program, Life as School presented as part of this biennial aims to reflect on the methodologies and ways of implementation of cohabitation in society and how this trickles down into our private lives. As life is a never ending school, this program hopes to capture the long lasting as well as fleeting moments in our daily colossal existence. The phenomenon of life, approached in several ways may pertain to life as it is known and studied on planet Earth; life imaginable in principle; and life, by hypothesis, that might exist elsewhere in the universe. This selection includes documentaries and fiction films tackling life on earth and how such vast notions play into the abstract as well as the physical. The 4th İstanbul Design Biennial diligently puts it as: “The amount of information in the world is more than doubling every two years. People know more than ever before. Lifelong learning is touted as the only way to keep a job and keep your head. Chalk and talk, and reciting multiplication tables has no chance against the animated distractions in our pockets. Meanwhile, the machines themselves have started learning too. What will be left for humans to do and which mental faculties remain irreplaceable are hot topics. Is it time to go back to school – and redesign it?” Pera Film’s Life as School explores the infinite ways of life and how learning and life are inseparable.

This program’s screenings are free of admissions. Drop in, no reservations.

 

in collaboration

September 28

19:00 Madeline's Madeline

21:00 Enter the Void

September 30

14:00 Koyaanisqatsi

16:00 Powaqqatsi

October 4

19:00 Naqoyqatsi

October 5

19:00 Why Man Creates

The Capsule

October 13

18:00 Enter the Void

October 17

19:00 Madeline's Madeline

October 25

19:00 The Show of Shows

October 27

12:30 Enter the Void

October 30

19:00 Why Man Creates

The Capsule

November 1

19:00 Enter the Void

November 3

18:00 The Show of Shows

November 4

14:00 Koyaanisqatsi

16:00 Powaqqatsi

18:00 Naqoyqatsi

Koyaanisqatsi

Koyaanisqatsi

Powaqqatsi

Powaqqatsi

Naqoyqatsi

Naqoyqatsi

Why Man Creates

Why Man Creates

Enter the Void

Enter the Void

Madeline's Madeline

Madeline's Madeline

The Show of Shows

The Show of Shows

The Capsule

The Capsule

Program Trailer

Life as School

Presented as part of this biennial aims to reflect on the methodologies and ways of implementation of cohabitation in society and how this trickles down into our private lives.

4th Istanbul Design Biennial

Pera Museum hosted the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial, organized by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV). For the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and sponsored by VitrA, curator Jan Boelen teamed up with Vera Sacchetti as Associate Curator and Nadine Botha as Assistant Curator.

4th Istanbul Design Biennial

Bruce Nauman Look At Me!

Bruce Nauman Look At Me!

The exhibition Look at Me! Portraits and Other Fictions from the ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection examines portraiture, one of the oldest artistic genres, through a significant number of works of our times. Through the exhibition we will be sharing about the artists and sections in Look At Me!.

Portrait of Martín Zapater (1797)

Portrait of Martín Zapater (1797)

Martín Zapater y Clavería, born in Zaragoza on November 12th 1747, came from a family of modest merchants and was taken in to live with a well-to-do aunt, Juana Faguás, and her daughter, Joaquina de Alduy. He studied with Goya in the Escuelas Pías school in Zaragoza from 1752 to 1757 and a friendship arose between them which was to last until the death of Zapater in 1803. 

From the Age of Reason to the “Tortoise Trainer” <br> Salon Exhibitions and Art Criticism

From the Age of Reason to the “Tortoise Trainer”
Salon Exhibitions and Art Criticism

A Salon exhibition held in the Grand Palais in Paris on May 1, 1906 showcased an Ottoman painting. This was Osman Hamdi Bey’s famous “Tortoise Trainer”.