Power of My Imagination! 2019

April 20 - April 27, 2019

Renewing the excitement of last year, Pera Film launches this year’s edition of the Power of My Imagination! program, a celebration of authenticity and creativity on occasion of April 23 National Sovereignty and Children’s Day. The program offers a selection of three memorable classics pushing the boundaries of imagination: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, a 1971 movie depicting the journey of five lucky children accepted to Willy Wonka’s secret chocolate factory; The Lion King, a 1994 film about Simba’s brave and heroic adventure, one of the most popular feature animations since release, and Toy Story, the startling journey of Andy, whose passion is to collect toys, and one of the top hits of Walt Disney Studios.

Free admissions. Drop in, no reservations.

April 20

12:00 The Lion King

16:00 Toy Story

April 21

12:00 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

14:00 Toy Story

April 23

19:00 The Lion King

April 27

12:00 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

The Lion King

The Lion King

Toy Story

Toy Story

The First Nudes

The First Nudes

Men were the first nudes in Turkish painting. The majority of these paintings were academic studies executed in oil paint; they were part of the education of artists that had finally attained the opportunity to work from the live model. The gender of the models constituted an obstacle in the way of characterizing these paintings as ‘nudes’. 

Bosphorus at the Orientalist Paintings

Bosphorus at the Orientalist Paintings

The Bosphorus, which divides the city from north to south, separates two continents, renders Istanbul distinct for western painters, offers the most picturesque spectacles for western artists.

Giacometti: Early Works

Giacometti: Early Works

Organized in collaboration with the Giacometti Foundation, Paris, the exhibition explores Giacometti’s prolific life, most of which the artist led in his studio in Montparnasse, through the works of his early period as well his late work, including one unfinished piece. Devoted to Giacometti’s early works, the first part of the exhibition demonstrates the influence of Giovanni Giacometti, the father of the artist and a Swiss Post-Impressionist painter himself, on Giacometti’s output during these years and his role in his son’s development.