Pedals and Heels

Sevda Doğan, Turkey, 2013, Blu-Ray, Color, 15’, Turkish, English Subtitles

Pardon! Who, Me?

İpek Efe, Berna Küçülmez, Turkey, 2013, Blu-Ray, Color, 11’, Turkish, English Subtitled

There and Back

Özlem Sarıyıldız, Bilge Demirtaş, Turkey, 2013, Blu-Ray, Color, 25’, Turkish, English Subtitles

Consensus

Gülten Taranç, Turkey, 2012, Blu-Ray, Color, 16’, Turkish, English Subtitles

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

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.

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.