May 04, 2011

Istanbul's Pera Museum Combines Art, Neuroscience in New Exhibit

Istanbul’s Pera Museum is hosting two exhibitions until July 3, one a collaborative display using new technologies and the other a show of works by a self-taught Turkish artist who specialized in pictorial language.


Of the two, perhaps the one nearest and dearest to the Kıraç family, whose Suna and Inan Kıraç Foundation established the museum, is the first, titled “Fundamentally Human: Contemporary Art and Neuroscience.”

In 2005, the foundation launched the Boğaziçi University Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Neurodegeneration Research Laboratory, or NDRL, which monitors worldwide developments in neurodegenerative diseases and facilitates the exchange of quality information. Its conferences receive considerable attention in international circles of science and medicine. The next and third one will be held from June 23 to 26.

The exhibition at the Pera Museum, which celebrated its fifth anniversary last year, consists of works by seven contemporary artists from Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States. All of them use new technologies from different disciplines, including robotics, 3-D, online image manipulation, prototyping, microscopic examination and computer visualizations.

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