This is Not a Music Video

December 16 - January 20, 2016

This is Not a Music Video is a screening program presented as part of the exhibition This is Not a Love Song: Video Art and Pop Music Crossovers. The program explores the links between music videos and the recording industry with works by contemporary artists who have appropriated the aesthetics of the music video and have been deconstructing such imagery since the 1980s. This sort of ‘antimusic-video’ defy the audiovisual stereotypes promoted by television channels like MTV to generate devices for reflecting and/or projecting political, social and cultural messages.

Artists: Joseph Beuys, Dara Birnbaum, John Sanborn & Kit Fitzgerald, Pipilotti Rist, Bjørn Melhus, Charley Case, Olaf Breuning, Cheryl Donegan, Ana Laura Aláez, Carles Congost, Marc Bijl, Joan Morey, Jesús Hernández, Hugo Alonso, Charles Atlas, Adel Abidin, César Pesquera, Jorge Galindo & Santiago Sierra

Duration: 01:55’

This program’s screenings are free of admissions with an exhibition ticket. Drop in, no reservations.



in collaboration

Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys

Dara Birnbaum

Dara Birnbaum

John Sanborn, Kit Fitzgerald (Antarctica)

John Sanborn, Kit Fitzgerald (Antarctica)

Pipilotti Rist

Pipilotti Rist

Bjørn Melhus

Bjørn Melhus

Charley Case

Charley Case

Olaf Breuning

Olaf Breuning

Cheryl Donegan

Cheryl Donegan

Ana Laura Aláez

Ana Laura Aláez

Marc Bijl

Marc Bijl

Carles Congost

Carles Congost

Joan Morey

Joan Morey

 Adel Abidin

Adel Abidin

Hugo Alonso

Hugo Alonso

Charles Atlas

Charles Atlas

Jesús Hernández

Jesús Hernández

César Pesquera

César Pesquera

Jorge Galindo and Santiago Sierra

Jorge Galindo and Santiago Sierra

This is Not a Love Song

Pera Museum presented an exhibition titled This is Not a Love Song: Video Art and Pop Music Crossovers which traced the genealogy of the relations between video art and pop music.

This is Not a Love Song

Girl in a Blue Dress

Girl in a Blue Dress

This life-size portrait of a girl is a fine example of the British art of portrait painting in the early 18th century. The child is shown posing on a terrace, which is enclosed at the right foreground by the plinth of a pillar; the background is mainly filled with trees and shrubs. 

The Captive Sultan

The Captive Sultan

The war fought by the Greeks to shake off the Turkish yoke was closely observed around Europe and, this being the era of romanticism, the events taking place around Greece between 1821 and 1832 became a symbol for national liberation struggle.

Serpent Head

Serpent Head

The Greek god Apollo and his son Asklepios presided over the realm of medicine and healing. Apollo was also the god of light and sun, whose solar symbolism and association with medicine would become linked to Christ the Physician, and the resurrected.