Directors: Melis Balcı, Ege Okal
Voice Actors: Alexander Christie-Miller, Ekmel Ertan, Ege Okal, Lara Ögel, Damla Pehlevan
2015, 5', Turkish, English with English subtitles

A young artist who works as a gallery assistant is taken to a luxury dinner with her boss, the gallery owner, after an international art fair. An art collector, a curator and an institution director join the table where she is introduced to the absurd and corrupt hierarchy of the art world. She observes the table all night and tries to take part in the conversation, but is not acknowledged. In every attempt to communicate with the important figures of the art world, she is disappointed.

Oh Willy…

Oh Willy…

Over

Over

Fish Pond

Fish Pond

Merkür

Merkür

Welcome Lenin

Welcome Lenin

Carlotta’s Face

Carlotta’s Face

Idle, Torrent

Idle, Torrent

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. 

Symbols

Symbols

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.

Turquerie

Turquerie

Having penetrated the Balkans in the fourteenth century, conquered Constantinople in the fifteenth, and reached the gates of Vienna in the sixteenth, the Ottoman Empire long struck fear into European hearts.