On Now: “Cold Front from the Balkans” @ Pera Museum

Pera Museum will host their international multi-artist “Cold Front from the Balkans”, curated by Ali Akay and Alenka Gregorič, from Thursday 10 November through Sunday 7 May.

Thursday’s opening features a talk in the auditorium with both curators, as well as artists Mladen Miljanović, Lana Čmajčanin, Raša Todosijević, IRWIN and Ivan Moudov. The talk focuses on art and history of the Balkan region as well as the artists’ works. Admission is free and in English (with Turkish translation), running from 17:00 to 18:30.

As part of the opening night, Mark Požlep (& accompanying pianist) will also have a musical performance as part of of the exhibited video and installation piece Stranger than Paradise. Taking place in the museum’s cafe, admission is free and runs from 18:45 to 19:30.

cold front from the balkans

From the organizer:

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 exhibition focuses on different generations of artists and art groups from the Balkan region. The exhibition avoids the usual unflattering political connotations the region’s name inevitably brings up but instead focuses on a natural phenomenon — the wind. The exhibition title refers to the well-known saying in Turkish: “Cold wind blowing from the Balkans” which conveys winter’s arrival and is most commonly used in television weather reports.

Following this very common idiom in Turkey, the exhibition brings together the artists who deal with their immediate surroundings, reacting and commenting on their social, political and cultural milieu, such as Maja Bajević, Braco Dimitrijević, Vadim Fishkin, IRWIN, Laibach, Mladen Miljanović, Ivan Moudov, OHO, Dan Perjovschi, Mladen Stilinović, Ulay, and Sislej Xhafa amongst others. In the selection of the striking works made in different mediums ranging from video to photography, drawing to installation; it is aimed to create a new dialog between the Balkan artists from different generations and to provide a new point of view for the spectator.

For more information, check out the official exhibition page.

Tuesday – Saturday / 10:00 – 19:00
Sunday / 12:00 – 18:00
Pera Museum is open and free of admissions from 18:00 to 22:00 every Friday.

+ 90 212 334 99 00

Images sourced via the organizer

Meşrutiyet Caddesi No.65, Tepebaşı – Beyoğlu 34443



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