This satiric comedy, which ridicules the absurd preconceptions of Soviet Russia held by certain Americans, involves the visit of a certain Mr. West, president of the YMCA, to the USSR. To protect himself against the “horrors” of life in the USSR as depicted in the American press, Mr. West takes with him a bodyguard, the cowboy Jeddy. The two fall into the clutches of a gang of swindlers. When the con-men are arrested, Mr. West, accompanied by a representative of the Soviet government, is given a tour of the genuine Soviet Russia. Lev Kuleshov (1899-1970) was the first aesthetic theorist of the cinema, and organizer of the now-famous Workshop where in 1923 the young Sergei Eisenstein studied film direction for the first time. Mr. West was intended as a “showcase of effects” for the newly formed stock company (the Kuleshov Collective, Boris Barnet and Vsevolod Pudovkin among them), who had formulated an external, circus-like, physical style of acting.
Our Cold Front from the Balkans exhibition focuses on different generations of artists and art groups from the Balkan region. Throughout the exhibition, we keep sharing detailed information about the artworks. Take a look at Mark Požlep’s “Stranger than Paradise” video installation. Also you can check our interview with the artist on our YouTube channel!
Over the years of 1864 through 1876, Stanisław Chlebowski served Sultan Abdülaziz in Istanbul as his court painter. As it was, Abdülaziz disposed of considerable artistic talents of his own, and he actively involved himself in Chlebowski’s creative process, suggesting ideas for compositions –such as ballistic pieces praising the victories of Turkish arms.
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 19:00
Friday 10:00 - 22:00
Sunday 12:00 - 18:00
The museum is closed on Mondays.
On Wednesdays, the students can
visit the museum free of admission.
Full ticket: 80 TL
Discounted: 40 TL
Groups: 60 TL (minimum 10 people)
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