Stepping In, Stepping Out

January 11 - January 24 2021

Pera Film presents Pera Museum's Miniature 2.0: Miniature in Contemporary Art exhibition themed selection online. 

The Miniature 2.0: Miniature in Contemporary Art exhibition is a collection of works that take miniature as a point of departure, showcasing different approaches to miniature and the principles they have in common. What the artists in the exhibition have in common is the fact that they look at the world through the lens of miniatures. The program titled Stepping In, Stepping Out features three films that trace the reflection of the subjects the artists in the exhibition address through miniature, and that try to offer both an insider’s and an outsider’s view on their stories.

Taking place between January 11 - 24, the program includes Her First, a film interlaced with many questions–sometimes replied and sometimes left afloat–that tells the story of being a woman, a working woman, a woman filmmaker in Turkish cinema, told by 14 female directors; Ali Kemal Çınar’s second feature film titled Hidden, which tells the story of a young man who finds out that he will turn into a woman when he turns 30; and the award-winning documentary Married to the Camera, which offers a direct, truth-driven account of Esra Erol’s famous TV show with striking behind the scenes footage as well as actual footage from the show.

The films will be streamed at peramuseum.org between January 11 - 24, and only be accessible to online audiences in Turkey.

Her First

Her First

Hidden

Hidden

Married to The Camera

Married to The Camera

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’. 

From Cypresses to Turkish Landscapes

From Cypresses to Turkish Landscapes

Among the most interesting themes in the oeuvre of Prassinos are cypresses, trees, and Turkish landscapes. The cypress woods in Üsküdar he saw every time he stepped out on the terrace of their house in İstanbul or the trees in Petits Champs must have been strong images of childhood for Prassinos. 

A Solitary Eagle in the Sinai Desert

A Solitary Eagle in the Sinai Desert

John Frederick Lewis is considered one of the most important British Orientalist artists of the Victorian era. Pera Museum exhibited several of Lewis’ paintings as part of the Lure of the East exhibition in 2008 organized in collaboration with Tate Britain.