Video Killed the Radio Star

December 18 - January 20, 2016

Presented as part of the exhibition This is Not a Love Song: Video Art and Pop Music Crossovers the program Video Killed the Radio Star takes its title from the first music video that was broadcasted on MTV in 1980 (The Buggles). The program features music videos directed by artists from the 60’s to today, the before MTV era, the beginning of MTV and the golden age of music video from 1981 to 1984, videos that focus on gender in the 80’s, music videos directed by auteur directors, and the sensational videos of our time.

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

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December 18

18:00 The Artists’ Music Video (1966 – 2012)

December 19

12:00 The Music Video before MTV (1966 – 1980)

17:00 MTV and the Golden Age of Music Videos (1981 – 1984)

December 20

14:00 Gender Identity (1985 – 1990)

18:00 The Director’s Music Video (1991 – 1998)

December 23

19:00 Recent Music Videos (2000 – 2012)

December 26

11:00 The Artists’ Music Video (1966 – 2012)

13:00 The Music Video before MTV (1966 – 1980)

14:30 MTV and the Golden Age of Music Videos (1981 – 1984)

16:00 Gender Identity (1985 – 1990)

17:30 The Director’s Music Video (1991 – 1998)

19:00 Recent Music Videos (2000 – 2012)

January 13

15:00 The Artists’ Music Video (1966 – 2012)

17:00 The Music Video before MTV (1966 – 1980)

January 16

12:00 MTV and the Golden Age of Music Videos (1981 – 1984)

14:00 Gender Identity (1985 – 1990)

January 20

15:00 The Director’s Music Video (1991 – 1998)

17:00 Recent Music Videos (2000 – 2012)

The Artists’ Music Video (1966 – 2012)

The Artists’ Music Video (1966 – 2012)

The Music Video before MTV (1966 – 1980)

The Music Video before MTV (1966 – 1980)

MTV and the Golden Age of Music Videos (1981 – 1984)

MTV and the Golden Age of Music Videos (1981 – 1984)

Gender Identity (1985 – 1990)

Gender Identity (1985 – 1990)

The Director’s Music Video (1991 – 1998)

The Director’s Music Video (1991 – 1998)

Recent Music Videos (2000 – 2012)

Recent Music Videos (2000 – 2012)

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

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.

Midnight Horror Stories: Pollens, Photosynthesis & Rock ‘N’ Roll

Midnight Horror Stories: Pollens, Photosynthesis & Rock ‘N’ Roll

Pera Museum Blog is launching a new series of creepy stories in collaboration with Turkey’s Fantasy and Science Fiction Arts Association (FABISAD). The Association’s member writers are presenting newly commissioned short horror stories inspired by the artworks of Mario Prassinos as part of the Museum’s In Pursuit of an Artist: Istanbul-Paris-Istanbul exhibition. The third story is by Murat Başekim! The stories will be published online throughout the exhibition. Stay tuned!

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’.