Talk
March 8, 2020: A Memoir

Pera Film celebrates International Women's Day with an online program running from March 4 to March 11.

Within the scope of the program, the film March 8, 2020: A Memoir, a collaboration between Aylin Kuryel and Fırat Yücel, meets the audience online. The film revisits the Feminist Night March of 2020, traveling through time with screenshots to capture the memory of the last mass action in Istanbul before the pandemic.

Alongside the award-winning film, the program also features an online discussion moderated by writer and academic Begüm Özden Fırat and includes Fırat Yücel and Aylin Kuryel as speakers.

Special Screening <br> March 8, 2020: A Memoir

Special Screening
March 8, 2020: A Memoir

Talk <br> March 8, 2020: A Memoir

Talk
March 8, 2020: A Memoir

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.

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. 

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.