Artist Talk

“The Artist’s Body as an Instrument of Struggle”


27 January 2016

As part of the program “Music Embodied” parallel to the exhibition This is Not a Love Song: Video Art and Pop Music Crossovers, Pera Museum presents a series of talks about performance art and its interdisciplinary collaborations in collaboration with biriken. CANAN, an artist known for her works in various disciplines, talks about her practice at Pera Museum on Wednesday 27 October at 18:30. Her talk titled “The artist’s body as an instrument of struggle” focuses on her performances and where performance stands in her overall practice. She discusses the idea of artist staging herself, and the relationship between feminism and performance art.


CANAN graduated from Marmara University, Fine Arts Faculty. She has participated in residency programs in Istanbul, USA and Germany. Her solo exhibitions include the “I Beg You Please Do Not Speak To Me Of Love”, Siyah Beyaz Gallery, Ankara (2014); “Turkish Delight” (2012) and “Even a Cat Has a Mustache” (2010) at Gallery X-ist, Istanbul. “Segregate”, KIBLA Multimedia Center, Maribor (2010); “Bahname”, Masa Project, Istanbul (2007); “Behind the Curtains”, Festival De Rode, Amsterdam (2006); and “...finally you are in me”, Istanbul (2000) among others. CANAN lives and works in Istanbul.

Free of admissions, drop in.
This event will take place in the auditorium. 
The talk will be in Turkish.

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