queer (ab)uses of archives

Although it reminds us the dusty closets, the definition of archive gets even more blurry, while we are documenting our each day and clicking “archived” status for e-mails. Like all nonhegomonics who struggle to create alternative historicities instead of grand narratives, queers, being aware of practices of inclusion and exclusion strategies of archiving, brings the question of creating new archives against the History based on denial. This section called “queer (ab)uses of archives”, seeks for a queer remedy to the politics of memory and of forgetting with the films queering the archival materials by using creative collages. with different kinds of archival materials and thus creating new narratives. Films gathering 8mm home movies, the well-known film footages with intimate testimonies are in search of queer histories.  Esra Özban

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Arianna

Arianna

James Baldwin Selection

James Baldwin Selection

Glitch FF Selection: Persistence of Memory

Glitch FF Selection: Persistence of Memory

Who's Gonna Love Me Now?

Who's Gonna Love Me Now?

Portrait of Jason

Portrait of Jason

First Girl I Loved

First Girl I Loved

The Nest

The Nest

What He Did

What He Did

You’ll Never Be Alone

You’ll Never Be Alone

Real Boy

Real Boy

The Watermelon Woman

The Watermelon Woman

queer (ab)uses of archives

queer (ab)uses of archives

Between Impressionism and Orientalism

Between Impressionism and Orientalism

Pera Museum presents an exhibition of French artist Félix Ziem, one of the most original landscape painters of the 19th century. The exhibition Wanderer on the Sea of Light presents Ziem as an artist who left his mark on 19th century painting and who is mostly known for his paintings of Istanbul and Venice, where the city and the sea are intertwined. Through the exhibition, we will be sharing detailed information about the artist and the artworks. 

Dancing on Architecture

Dancing on Architecture

I think it was Frank Zappa – though others claim it was Laurie Anderson – who said in an interview that ‘writing on music is much like dancing on architecture’. 

Artist Nicola Lorini in Conversation

Artist Nicola Lorini in Conversation

Inspired by its Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection, Pera Museum presents a contemporary video installation titled For All the Time, for All the Sad Stones at the gallery that hosts the Collection. The installation by the artist Nicola Lorini takes its starting point from recent events, in particular the calculation of the hypothetical mass of the Internet and the weight lost by the model of the kilogram and its consequent redefinition, and traces a non-linear voyage through the Collection.