Lost Winds

March 12 - 26, 2021

Pera Film offers an online viewing of a selection of artworks from the Crystal Clear exhibition at Pera Museum.

Crystal Clear brings together pieces by 20 artists from various countries addressing environmental and social issues through the light of crystals. Lost Winds meanwhile presents 4 films exploring human-soil relationship that artists at the exhibition point out to in their works.

The program that will be available between March 12 and 26 includes 3 films by Caryn Cline who has been producing experimental films on shades of color and on space for more than two decades. Attaching flowers, leaves and similar organic materials on a film strip, a technique which she calls botanicollage, Cline presents what’s familiar to us in a different perspective, calling us to question our relationship with nature. The program also hosts Zephyr, the first feature narrative film by Belma Baş about a child’s confrontation with the reality of death, following the theme of Poyraz, the director’s award-winning short film.

The films will be streamed at peramuseum.org between March 12 - 26, and only be accessible to online audiences in Turkey. As per legal regulations, all our screenings are restricted to persons over 18 years of age, unless stated otherwise.

Zephyr

Zephyr

Caryn Cline’s Botanicollage Films

Caryn Cline’s Botanicollage Films

Program Trailer

Lost Winds

Pera Film offers an online viewing of a selection of artworks from the Crystal Clear exhibition at Pera Museum.

 

Crystal Clear

In collaboration with all the participating artists, Crystal Clear devised methods and tools for sustainable curating, going beyond just thinking about ecology or sustainability, but rather inventing and enacting principles allowing the reduction of the carbon footprint of exhibition making: radical limits on the shipping of objects, local collaborative production of exhibited work, creative recycling strategies, and extremely reduced travel for all the participants.

Crystal Clear

Jean-Michel Basquiat Look At Me!

Jean-Michel Basquiat Look At Me!

The exhibition “Look At Me! Portraits and Other Fictions from the ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection” examined portraiture, one of the oldest artistic genres, through a significant number of works of our times. Paintings, photographs, sculptures and videos shaped a labyrinth of gazes that invite spectators to reflect themselves in the social mirror of portraits.

The Golden Horn

The Golden Horn

When regarding the paintings of Istanbul by western painters, Golden Horn has a distinctive place and value. This body of water that separates the Topkapı Palace and the Historical Peninsula, in which monumental edifices are located, from Galata, where westerners and foreign embassies dwell, is as though an interpenetrating boundary.

The Battle of Varna

The Battle of Varna

Over the years of 1864 through 1876, Stanisław Chlebowski served Sultan Abdülaziz in Istanbul as his court painter. As it was, Abdülaziz disposed of considerable artistic talents of his own, and he actively involved himself in Chlebowski’s creative process, suggesting ideas for compositions –such as ballistic pieces praising the victories of Turkish arms.