Pera Museum brings together Paula Rego’s paintings and Istanbul with art lovers with the “The Story of Stories” and “Istanbul’s of Time” exhibitions.
Pera Museum is getting ready to welcome the new year with two new exhibitions. The exhibition “Paula Rego: The Story of Stories”, which brings together the oil, pastel, charcoal and acrylic paintings of the Portuguese painter Paula Rego, who passed away last summer, and the “Istanbuls of Time”, consisting of photographs of 11 photographers living in Istanbul, will be at Pera Museum from 21 December. will be opened to visitors.
Strong and Uncompromising: Paula Rego
Known for her “Dog Woman” paintings of women in dog poses and revolutionizing the way women are represented, Paula Rego highlights her personal nature, the sociopolitical context in which she is rooted, themes such as oppression, authority and institutional violence in most of her works. Curated by Alistair Hicks, the exhibition includes the artist’s oil, pastel, charcoal and acrylic paintings and installations. “Paula Rego: The Story of Stories” is a collection that consisting of Rego’s early works of the 1960s focusing on both personal and social struggles, large-format paintings with single figures produced in the 90s with strong expressions, and layered scenes produced after 2000.
“Istanbuls of Time”: A Thousand and One Faces of Istanbul
“Istanbuls of Time” photography exhibition brings together the recent photographs of 11 photographers living in Istanbul and producing in different styles. Curated by Refik Akyüz and Serdar Darendeliler, the exhibition presents various faces of Istanbul under different themes. Among these themes are the topography of the city adorned with emptiness, loneliness, uncanny and makeshifts, its social and political movements, the issue of migration that has become more evident in recent years, and young individuals who took refuge in Istanbul in order to live without being labeled as the other in the social hierarchy scale. Silva Bingaz, Osman Bozkurt, Ci Demi, Kıvılcım Güngörn, Ekin Özbiçer, Emin Özmen, Ahmet Sel, Ali Taptık, Kerem Uzel, Erdem Varol and Cansu Yıldıran are among the photographers who convey the practices of interpreting the city as a personal interaction space and the frames of the streets of Istanbul.