Director: Malek Shafi’i, Diana Saqeb
Afghanistan, 2012, Blu-Ray, Black & White, 60’, Dari Language, English and Turkish Subtitles

In 2009, during the rule of Karzai, it was forbidden for women to go out of the house without the consent of their husbands and to object the sexual demands of their husbands, according to the Shia Family Law accepted by Afghan Parliament. Afghan women against this law met in front of the religious school where this law has been written, and protested the law. The non-violent protests of women were suppressed with violence by male students of the religious school who declared them as “supporters of the west”. Mohtarama is a sincere witnessing about the present and future anxieties of Afghan women denied of education, political and social rights, trying to cope with various problems from domestic violence to harassment on streets; made by the directors who took part in this protest, in track of the protest...

Short Films 1

Short Films 1

My Beautiful Country

My Beautiful Country

Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Dolls Can’t Cry

Dolls Can’t Cry

Mohtarama

Mohtarama

Silky

Silky

Salma

Salma

Tokyo’s Belly

Tokyo’s Belly

The Present Tense

The Present Tense

How to Lose Your Virginity

How to Lose Your Virginity

Hunger

Hunger

Short Films 2

Short Films 2

Watchtower

Watchtower

Eat Sleep Die

Eat Sleep Die

The Spoon Haters

The Spoon Haters

Short Films3

Short Films3

Secret Subject

Secret Subject

Jin

Jin

I Copy Therefore I Am

I Copy Therefore I Am

Suggesting alternative models for new social and economic systems, SUPERFLEX works appear before us as energy systems, beverages, sculptures, copies, hypnosis sessions, infrastructure, paintings, plant nurseries, contracts, or specifically designed public spaces.

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. 

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.