For All the Time, for All the Sad Stones

Artist: Nicola Lorini
2019, 7', color

Inspired by its Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection, Pera Museum hosted a contemporary video installation titled For All the Time, for All the Sad Stones between September 5 - November 24, 2019 by artist Nicola Lorini. The installation was centered around a video with sound, and includes a set of sculptural objects made of different materials including sand, silicone and deer bones. Having taken its starting point from recent events, in particular the calculation of the hypothetical mass of the Internet and the loss of weight of the model of the kilogram and its consequent redefinition, the installation reminded us of the post anthropocentric understanding of time and history in these days when our social practices are fundamentally being changed.

Weights And Measures Issue Title Weight And Sea

Weights And Measures Issue Title Weight And Sea

Weights And Measures

Weights And Measures

Paperweights

Paperweights

Modern Scales

Modern Scales

Precision: The Measure of All Things

Precision: The Measure of All Things

Cloud Profiles: Weightless Measures

Cloud Profiles: Weightless Measures

For All the Time, for All the Sad Stones

For All the Time, for All the Sad Stones

Five Unmissable Istanbul Paintings of Félix Ziem

Five Unmissable Istanbul Paintings of Félix Ziem

Félix Ziem is accepted as one of the well-known artists of the romantic landscape painting, and has been followed closely by art lovers and collectors of all periods since. He had a profound influence on generations of artists after him, and was the first artist whose works were acquired by the Louvre while he was still alive.

Remembering the Future

Remembering the Future

How can the future be imagined by looking at a collection or an archive? The lasting quality of ceramics allows us to ponder how the future might be remembered through a ceramics collection, since they render conceivable time eternal.

The adventure of the Big ‘K’

The adventure of the Big ‘K’

In a bid to review the International System of Units (SI), the International Bureau of Weights and Measures gathered at the 26th General Conference on Weights and Measures on November 16, 2018. Sixty member states have voted for changing four out of seven basic units of measurement. The kilogram is among the modified. Before describing the key points, let us have a closer look into the kilogram and its history.