Rebecca Horn
Screening & Artist Talk

October 31, 2013

Pera Film in collaboration with Goethe Institute is showcasing two films of well-known artist Rebecca Horn. Following the first screening Rebecca Horn will talk about her career and work.

Rebecca Horn explores Horn’s most frequently recurring themes – sexuality, human vulnerability and emotional fragility – and illustrates the richness and complexity of her work. Her early works focus on her body and senses, frequently incorporating performances and elaborate costumes. 'The Feathered Prison Fan'1978, featured in her film 'Der Eintanzer', dates from this period. Made up of an exotic circle of ostrich feathers, it creates a warm, seductive environment in which to nestle only to snatch away these reassuring sensations as the fan snaps shut. The association between sculpture and film, which continues to be a key element of her work, is fully explored throughout her works.

17:00       Moon Mirror Journey
18:30       Presentation of Rebecca Horn
Rebecca Horn is unable to attend due to illness.
The presentation will be given by the artist's son Hayden Chrisholm.


19:00       Buster's Bedroom

This program is free of admissions.


In collaboration

October 31

17:00 Moon Mirror Journey

19:00 Buster´s Bedroom

Moon Mirror Journey

Moon Mirror Journey

Buster´s Bedroom

Buster´s Bedroom

A Photographer’s Biography Ali Sami Aközer

A Photographer’s Biography Ali Sami Aközer

Ali Sami is born in Rusçuk in 1866, and moves to İstanbul. Because his family is registered in the Beylerbeyi quarter of Üsküdar, Ali Sami is also called Üsküdarlı Ali Sami. He graduates from the Mühendishane-i Berri-i Hümayun in 1866 and becomes a teacher of painting and photography at the school.

The Conventions of Identity

The Conventions of Identity

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Mosques in the 18th and 19th Century Paintings

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