Re/Framing Louis Kahn Photographs by Cemal Emden – Drawings and Paintings
Located in the fancy Pera neighborhood in Istanbul's Beyoğlu district, the Pera Museum is currently hosting two exhibitions: "Look at Me!: Portraits and Other Fictions from the 'la Caixa' Contemporary Art Collection" and "RE/FRAMING LOUIS KAHN: Photographs by Cemal Emden - Drawings and Paintings."
The exhibition "Look at Me!: Portraits and Other Fictions from the 'la Caixa' Contemporary Art Collection," examines portraiture, one of the oldest artistic genres, through a number works that define our times. Paintings, photographs, sculptures, and videos shape a labyrinth of gazes that invite spectators to reflect themselves in the social mirror of portraits.
The other exhibition, "RE/FRAMING LOUIS KAHN: Photographs by Cemal Emden - Drawings and Paintings," features drawings and photographs of the architectural wonders created by Louis I. Kahn, the architect, thinker, artist and "architectural guru," who is considered among the leading figures of 20th-century architecture.
Curated by N. Müge Cengizkan, the exhibition's focus on Cemal Emden's photographs that reframe Kahn's buildings through different themes. Sponsored by Seranit Group and supported by Arçelik, the exhibition also offers new insights into Kahn's ideas through his visionary writings, which have been translated into Turkish for the first time.