Cathedrals of Culture - Part 2

  • February 4, 2018 / 18:00
  • February 11, 2018 / 18:00

Directors:  Robert Redford, Margreth Olin, Karim Aïnouz
Germany, Denmark, Norway, Austria, France, Japan, USA, 2014, 76’, color
English with Turkish subtitles

Cathedrals of Culture is about the soul of buildings allows six iconic and very different buildings to speak for themselves, examining human life from the unblinking perspective of a manmade structure. Six acclaimed filmmakers bring their own visual style and artistic approach to the project. Buildings, they show us, are material manifestations of human thought and action: the Salk Institute, an institute for breakthrough science; the Oslo Opera House, a futuristic symbiosis of art and life; and the Centre Pompidou, a modern culture machine... Cathedrals of Culture explores how each of these landmarks reflects our culture and guards our collective memory.

Part 2
Robert Redford (27’)
Salk Institute
Margreth Olin (25’)
Oslo Opera House
Karim Aïnouz (24’)
Centre Pompidou
 
These screenings are free of admissions. Drop in, no reservations.

Louis Kahn: Silence and Light

Louis Kahn: Silence and Light

The Belly of an Architect

The Belly of an Architect

Sidewalls

Sidewalls

The Human Scale

The Human Scale

Cathedrals of Culture - Part 1

Cathedrals of Culture - Part 1

The Infinite Happiness

The Infinite Happiness

My Architect: A Son’s Journey

My Architect: A Son’s Journey

Cathedrals of Culture - Part 2

Cathedrals of Culture - Part 2

Trailer

Cathedrals of Culture - Part 2

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

Coffee was served with much splendor at the harems of the Ottoman palace and mansions. First, sweets (usually jam) was served on silverware, followed by coffee serving. The coffee jug would be placed in a sitil (brazier), which had three chains on its sides for carrying, had cinders in the middle, and was made of tombac, silver or brass. The sitil had a satin or silk cover embroidered with silver thread, tinsel, sequin or even pearls and diamonds.

Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel

Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel

In 1998 Ben Jakober and Yannick Vu collaborated on an obvious remake of Marcel Duchamp’s Roue de Bicyclette, his first “readymade” object. Duchamp combined a bicycle wheel, a fork and a stool to create a machine which served no purpose, subverting accepted norms of art. 

Good News from the Skies

Good News from the Skies

Inspired by the exhibition And Now the Good News, which focusing on the relationship between mass media and art, we prepared horoscope readings based on the chapters of the exhibition. Using the popular astrological language inspired by the effects of the movements of celestial bodies on people, these readings with references to the works in the exhibition make fictional future predictions inspired by the horoscope columns that we read in the newspapers with the desire to receive good news about our day.