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

19:00 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

19:00 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

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

The Big Country

The Big Country

When the Royal Academy of Arts offered Stephen Chambers the opportunity to produce new work for a focused exhibition in the Weston Rooms of the Main Galleries, Chambers turned to print and the possibilities it offered.

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 Night at Pera Museum

A Night at Pera Museum

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Pera Museum invites artist Benoît Hamet to reinterpret key pieces from its collections, casting a humorous eye over ‘historical’ events, both imagined and factual.