Time out alternatives for January 18-24

Stepping In, Stepping Out

Pera Museum is screening three films that take miniature as a point of departure in its online exhibition, Miniature 2.0: Miniature in Contemporary Art. Showcasing a collection of works that focus on the miniature and examining different approaches to miniature and the principles they have in common, the Miniature 2.0 exhibition examines how different artists see the world through the lens of miniatures. Similarly, the Stepping In, Stepping Out film program dives into the reflections of the subjects the artists in the exhibition address through miniature. The films, including Her First, where 14 female directors tell the story of being a woman in Turkish cinema, Ali Kemal Cinar’s Hidden, a story of a young man finding out that he’s going to turn into a woman when he turns 30, and the award winning Married to the Camera, a direct account of Turkish host Esra Erol’s TV show with behind the scenes footage, offer both an insider and an outsider view on their stories.

The films will be streamed at peramuseum.org until January 24, only accessible to online audiences in Turkey.


Is Sanat continues to screen concerts on its digital platforms due to COVID measures. The Milli Re Chamber Orchestra will perform for music lovers on January 21 under the baton of Hakan Sensoy with the renowned Turkish cellist Cag Ercag as soloist.

The concert will be available on Is Sanat’s official Youtube channel on Thursday at 8:30 pm.


The photographs of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore will be displayed digitally for animal and nature lovers. Aiming to increase awareness of wildlife and disseminate information about species living today for future generations, Sartore’s works were first exhibited in Istanbul in February 2020, with the exhibition now open to the public online.

The exhibition is available at www.natgeotv.com.tr.


Is Sanat’s New Year’s concert featuring tenor soloist Murat Karahan is now available on all digital platforms. The Limak Philharmonic Orchestra joins Karahan to perform a versatile repertoire that extends from Turkish Classical Music to pop songs under the baton of Erol Erdinc.

The concert is available on Is Sanat’s official Youtube channel.


PG Art Gallery will host the third solo exhibition of Turkish artist Seda Gazioglu at its new exhibition area in Maslak. Welcoming art lovers with a fictional dinner table, the artist aims to allow the audience to face speciesism and reality through her works displayed on the table. A film about the brutal side of industrial animal husbandry practices shot secretly through drones and hidden cameras will also be displayed.

The exhibition is available at PG Art Gallery from Monday to Friday between 12 pm and 6 pm.


Pianist Kandemir Basmacioglu’s digital performance for music lovers will be screened by the Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall on January 24. Performing a repertoire of Beethoven, Hasan Ferit Alnar and Debussy, Basmacioglu aims to introduce the concept of miniatures, which were compositions that were created alongside the full pieces and had names of poems instead of traditional names such as intermezzo.

The concert will be available at Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall’s official Youtube channel on January 24.


Cemal Resit Rey Youth Orchestra will celebrate the 265th birthday of Mozart. Under the baton of Cem Mansur, the orchestra will perform Mozart’s Galimathias Musicum, a quodlibet which was composed by Mozart in 1766.

The concert will be available at Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall’s official Youtube channel on January 27.


Pilevneli Gallery presents renowned Belgian artist Jan Fabre’s works, most notably the mosaic he made from metallic wood-boring beetles which was exhibited at the Royal Palace of Brussels. Creating works using mixed media, including painting, murals and mosaic, Fabre delves into how humans are capable of doing anything simply to serve their selfish needs.

The exhibition is available at Istanbul’s Pilevneli Gallery from Tuesday to Friday between 10am and 6pm.

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