The Artist vs. Life
Hors Pistes

March 12 - April 1 2015

"What we need to question is bricks, concrete, glass, our table manners, our utensils, our tools, the way we spend our time, our rhythms. To question that which seems to have ceased forever to astonish us. We live, true, we breathe, true; we walk, we go downstairs, we sit at a table in order to eat, we lie down on a bed in order to sleep. How? Where? When? Why? Describe your street. Describe another. Compare."
- George Perec

 

Pera Film’s sixth edition of Hors Pistes Istanbul gathered under the title The Artist vs. Life captures the social and intimate narratives and observations through the personal voyages of eight artists: Narimane Mari, Frank Smith, Gurwann Tran Van Gie, Isabelle Prim, Shanti Masud, Marie Losier, Jonathan Caouette, and Cecile Paris. As each artist explores history, reality, and the subliminal under different visual languages and stories, their common denominator presents itself as a matter of standing against the norms, questioning what has been built up or presented so far within the world of the artist. Such becomes a crucial survival, to live and create in order to make sense, to rationalize, to bring order to a world of chaos, disorder, and turmoil. As Andy Warhol once claimed: “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”

March 12

19:00 Honest Experience

March 20

19:00 Metamorphoses

March 21

13:00 Metamorphoses

15:00 Cecile Paris
Selected Videos

17:00 Everyday Life

March 22

15:00 The Affaire’s Prompter

March 25

19:00 Alan Vega, Just A Million Dreams

19:00 Tarnation

March 26

18:00 Cecile Paris
Selected Videos

19:00 Everyday Life

March 28

14:00 The Film Of Questions

15:30 Honest Experience

17:00 The Affaire’s Prompter

18:00 Alan Vega, Just A Million Dreams

18:00 Tarnation

April 1

19:00 The Film Of Questions

Everyday Life

Everyday Life

The Film Of Questions

The Film Of Questions

Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses

The Affaire’s Prompter

The Affaire’s Prompter

Alan Vega, Just A Million Dreams

Alan Vega, Just A Million Dreams

Tarnation

Tarnation

Cecile Paris<br/>Selected Videos

Cecile Paris
Selected Videos

Honest Experience

Honest Experience

The Artist vs. Life
Hors Pistes

Pera Film’s sixth edition of Hors Pistes Istanbul gathered under the title The Artist vs. Life captures the social and intimate narratives and observations through the personal voyages of eight artists.

Face to Face

Face to Face

A firm believer in the idea that a collection needs to be upheld at least by four generations and comparing this continuity to a relay race, Nahit Kabakcı began creating the Huma Kabakcı Collection from the 1980s onwards. 

Portrait of a Bullfighter (1797)

Portrait of a Bullfighter (1797)

The man is depicted in three-quarters view, turning straight to the viewers with a penetrating glance. The background is grey, while the clothes, the hair, and cap are black. 

At the Order of the Padishah

At the Order of the Padishah

In this piece, Żmurko presents an exotic image of a harem chamber, replete with gleaming fabrics and scattered jewels, as a setting for the statuesquely beautiful body of an odalisque murdered “at the order of the padishah”.