Tracing the Memory

April 25 - May 30, 2019

From April 25 to May 30, Pera Film hosts a film program: Tracing the Memory. The nine-movie program brings to the spectators the stories of the characters who pursue, through memories, the past’s ghosts, unearthed truths, and the traces of collective memory.

The program offerings include Martina Kudlacek’s In the Mirror of Maya Deren, an enchanting portrait of a groundbreaking artist as well as a sublime introduction to her astonishingly beautiful and poetic artworks; Reconstruction, 2003 Camera d’Or winner at the Cannes Film Festival, a magical love story that captivates the audience with constantly changing narrative forms and shapes throughout the movie; Dancing Alone, an open-ended experiment that comes across, at first glance, as a true story; Krisha, a dark humor on alcoholism through the daring perspective of Trey Edward Shults, the director’s debut film starring his own family members; Matangi / Maya / M.I.A., personal footage of the musician M.I.A. and her close friends chronicling her journey, spanning 22 years, from a young immigrant in London to an international pop star, and finally, Belonging and Companionship by Aykan Safoğlu, a collection of the works brought to life between 2013-2015, where the artist, as an immigrant himself, traces loss, death, belonging, and relationships.

Screening tickets are 10 TL (reduced museum admission). Tickets are available at Biletix. As per legal regulations, all our screenings are restricted to persons over 18 years of age, unless stated otherwise.

April 25

20:00 Reconstruction

April 27

14:00 Belonging and Companionship

16:00 In the Mirror of Maya Deren

April 30

19:00 Dancing Alone

May 3

19:00 Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

May 4

14:00 In the Mirror of Maya Deren

May 8

19:00 Krisha

May 10

19:00 Belonging and Companionship

May 11

14:00 Dancing Alone

May 17

21:00 Reconstruction

May 21

19:00 Krisha

May 30

19:00 Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

In the Mirror of Maya Deren

In the Mirror of Maya Deren

Reconstruction

Reconstruction

Dancing Alone

Dancing Alone

Krisha

Krisha

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

Belonging and Companionship

Belonging and Companionship

Program Trailer

Tracing the Memory

The nine-movie program brings to the spectators the stories of the characters who pursue, through memories, the past’s ghosts, unearthed truths, and the traces of collective memory.

Belonging and Companionship

Belonging and Companionship

Belonging and Companionship presents a selection of Aykan Safoğlu’s video and films that he produced between 2013 – 2015. An immigrant himself, Safoğlu traces loss, death, belonging and relationships in his art practice.

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.

Jean-Michel Basquiat Look At Me!

Jean-Michel Basquiat Look At Me!

The exhibition “Look At Me! Portraits and Other Fictions from the ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection” examined portraiture, one of the oldest artistic genres, through a significant number of works of our times. Paintings, photographs, sculptures and videos shaped a labyrinth of gazes that invite spectators to reflect themselves in the social mirror of portraits.

Mosques in the 18th and 19th Century Paintings

Mosques in the 18th and 19th Century Paintings

In the works of western painters, we encounter mosques as the primary architectural elements that reflect the identity of the city of Istanbul. Often we can recognize the depicted landscape as Istanbul simply from the mosques.