We Rule the Streets!
Life, Art, Music

September 12 - October 3, 2014

“I dance for no reason, for reasons you can’t dance,
Call me an activist of intellectualized circumstance
You can’t learn my steps until you unlearn your thoughts Spirit,
soul, can’t be store-bought.”

Saul Williams

Pera Film begins its new season with an energetic and gripping program titled We Rule the Streets: life, art, music. Presented parallel to the exhibition Language of the Wall: Graffiti / Street Art, the program peaks into the street, life on the street and the culture it nourishes. As Norman Mailer has expressed “in the environment of the slum, the courage to display yourself is your only capital.” The city’s vein, the street, encapsulates many: the masses roar, the youth thunder and thus an eclectic culture is born. This diverse selection of films with different genres and themes all come under the same roof of how humanity has created an indelible relationship with the one and only pathway, the street. From living to surviving, to creating and performing, to cherishing, listening and moving each film explores the street through a specific angle. It is time We Rule the Streets!

Screenings can be seen with a discounted museum ticket (8 TL). No reservations taken.

September 12

19:00 Style Wars

21:00 Beats of Freedom

September 13

14:00 Everybody Street

16:00 Dark Days

18:00 Inside Out: The People’s Art Project

September 14

14:00 Gunnin’ For That #1 Spot

16:00 Brooklyn

18:00 12 O’Clock Boys

September 18

19:00 Dogtown & Z-Boys

21:00 Control

September 19

19:00 Beats of Freedom

September 20

13:00 Bomb It

15:00 Bomb It 2

17:00 Style Wars

19:00 Gunnin’ For That #1 Spot

September 21

14:00 We Can’t Go Home Again

16:00 Don’t Expect Too Much

18:00 Who Took the Bomp?
Le Tigre on Tour

September 25

19:00 12 O’Clock Boys

September 26

18:30 Who Took the Bomp?
Le Tigre on Tour

20:00 Exit Through the Gift Shop

September 27

13:00 Dogtown & Z-Boys

15:00 We Can’t Go Home Again

17:00 Don’t Expect Too Much

19:00 Control

September 28

14:00 Bomb It

16:00 Bomb It 2

18:00 Exit Through the Gift Shop

October 1

17:00 Brooklyn

19:00 Dark Days

October 3

19:00 Everybody Street

21:00 Inside Out: The People’s Art Project

Style Wars

Style Wars

Everybody Street

Everybody Street

Bomb It

Bomb It

Bomb It 2

Bomb It 2

Exit Through  the Gift Shop

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Dogtown &  Z-Boys

Dogtown & Z-Boys

12 O’Clock Boys

12 O’Clock Boys

Inside Out:  The People’s Art Project

Inside Out: The People’s Art Project

Dark Days

Dark Days

Gunnin’  For That #1 Spot

Gunnin’ For That #1 Spot

Brooklyn

Brooklyn

Beats of Freedom

Beats of Freedom

Who Took the Bomp?<br/>Le Tigre on Tour

Who Took the Bomp?
Le Tigre on Tour

Control

Control

We Can’t  Go Home Again

We Can’t Go Home Again

Don’t Expect Too Much

Don’t Expect Too Much

Program Trailer

We Rule the Streets!
Life, Art, Music

This diverse selection of films with different genres and themes all come under the same roof of how humanity has created an indelible relationship with the one and only pathway, the street. From living to surviving, to creating and performing, to cherishing, listening and moving each film explores the street through a specific angle

Language of the Wall

Pera Museum hosted, for the first time in Turkey, an exhibition on one of the art world’s hottest topics – Graffiti and Street Art. Work from America and Europe were exhibited, providing interesting examples examining the concept of ‘graffiti’ and ‘bringing the street to the museum’, as well as creating a platform for discussion and debate.

Language of the Wall

Midnight Horror Stories: Witches’ Sun <br> Mehmet Berk Yaltırık

Midnight Horror Stories: Witches’ Sun
Mehmet Berk Yaltırık

I walk over rocks hot as iron under the September sun. I can make out a few lines in the distance, and a few cracked rocks, but apart from those, not a single tree, not one plant. I have walked until I reached this hill, in the trail of the letter that hurled me once again to my home town...

Fragments of Identity

Fragments of Identity

The Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo was founded in 1972 as the first Academy of Fine Arts in Bosnia and Herzegovina and became one of the forerunners in Bosnian contemporary art. Academy continued its operation throughout the war years (1992-1995) in besieged Sarajevo and participated in important international art projects.

Ideology

Ideology

Pera Museum’s  Cold Front from the Balkans exhibition curated by Ali Akay and Alenka Gregorič brings together contemporary artists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.