Cultural Agenda

March 04, 2012, Sunday/ 12:37:00

EXHIBITIONS

İstanbul’s Pera Museum is home to two exhibitions, “From Konstantiniyye to İstanbul: Photographs of the Anatolian Shore of the Bosphorus from the mid XIXth Century to the XXth Century” and a painting collection titled “Sultans, Merchants, Painters,” until April 1. The museum is closed on Mondays.

An exhibition titled “İstanbul-Eindhoven -- SALTVanAbbe: Post ‘89,” presenting a selection of works by 15 contemporary artists from Turkey and the Netherlands, is on display until April 6 at İstanbul’s new contemporary art spaces, SALT Beyoğlu and SALT Galata.

SALT Galata’s ongoing exhibition “Scramble for the Past: A Story of Archaeology in the Ottoman Empire, 1753-1914” runs until March 11. http://saltonline.org/

“Images in Terracotta,” an exhibition that consists of Greek and Roman period terracotta figurines, continues until April 15 at the Sadberk Hanım Museum in İstanbul’s Sarıyer district. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Wednesdays.

The Rezan Has Museum in İstanbul’s Cibali quarter is hosting an exhibition titled “Painter of the Light: Nazmi Ziya Güran” until April 17, commemorating the artist on the 75th anniversary of his death. The museum is open every day from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

“La La La Human Steps,” a selection of works from the collection of the Netherlands’ Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, runs until May 6 at the İstanbul Modern. The museum is closed on Mondays.

“Van Gogh Alive,” an international traveling exhibition that presents the life and work of the 19th-century Dutch artist in a novel digital perspective, is on display at the Antrepo 3 exhibition space in İstanbul’s Karaköy until May 15. http://vangogh-alive.com/

The Cer Modern museum in Ankara will host a painting exhibition titled “Kırmızı Pabuçlu Kadınlar” (Women with Red Shoes), by Aslı Kutluay, from March 8 through April 8 on the occasion of the International Women’s Day. The museum is closed on Mondays.

MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS

The annual İzmir European Jazz Festival is marking its 19th edition from March 3-17 with nine concerts and three workshops at the A. Adnan Saygun Art Center. For the full program, see www.iksev.org.

The İstanbul State Opera and Ballet will stage its modern ballet production “Otello” on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Fulya Concert Hall in Beşiktaş. The company’s production of the Donizetti opera “L’elisir d’amore” (The Elixir of Love) will be staged on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Süreyya Opera House in Kadıköy.

The Ankara State Opera and Ballet will present the Mozart opera “Don Giovanni” on Monday; the Turkish opera “Yusuf ile Züleyha” (Joseph and Zulaikha) on Wednesday; and a ballet rendition of “Zorba the Greek” on Thursday and Saturday at the Ankara Opera House. All performances will begin at 8 p.m.

The İzmir State Opera and Ballet will stage the famous Mozart opera “Die Entführung aus dem Serail” (The Abduction from the Seraglio) on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the İzmir Opera House.

FILM PROGRAMS

The 10th International Filmmor Women’s Film Festival on Wheels will be in İstanbul from March 9-19, presenting a total of 70 features by female filmmakers in screenings to be held at the AFM Fitaş movie theater and the French Institute in Taksim and at İstanbul Modern in Karaköy. www.filmmor.org

The Goethe-Institut İstanbul presents a selection of films made in the past two years by German directors in a weekly screening program throughout the end of this month at its movie theater. The admission-free screenings are held each Thursday at 7 p.m. at Goethe-Institut İstanbul in Beyoğlu.

The Pera Museum’s year-round film screening program, Pera Film, presents a selection of recent documentaries from the Netherlands in a series titled “Dutch Realities” from March 3 through 25. For the screening schedule, check http://en.peramuzesi.org.tr/

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