FRIDAY, MAY 22 2015

PERA PALACE JUMEIRAH - ORIENT BAR
11 AM – 1 PM Eco-Age creative director and founder of the Green Carpet challenge LIVIA FIRTH shares her ‘The Journey’ project to sustainable luxury in collaboration with Chopard. 

ISTANBUL‘74 GALATASARAY
6 – 8 PM ISTANBUL’74 & LEHMANN MAUPIN present ALEX PRAGER Exhibition Opening. 

SATURDAY, MAY 23 2015

VAKKO FASHION CENTER
11:30 AM OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL 

11:45 AM DANIEL ARSHAM & JULIETTE LEWIS moderated by SVEN SCHUMANN - The Realism of Tomorrow: Screening of Daniel Arsham’s “Future Relic 03” staring Juliette Lewis, based on the notion of how todays realism will effect, be perceived and preserved in the future. 

12:45 PM ZULFU LIVANELI moderated by BARBAROS ALTUG - An intimate conversation with legendary Turkish author, poet, musician filmmaker and politician Zulfu Livaneli with Turkish writer Barbaros Altug. Zulfu Livaneli’s work has successfully reflected the Turkish society and politics in a realistic way, which is referred by many as the unofficial, yet accurate history of Turkey from the 80’s till today. 

1:45 PM HARVEY KEITEL moderated by ALPHAN ESELI - A conversation with legendary actor Harvey Keitel, on his life long career. 

2:45 PM CRAIG MCDEAN & EDWARD ENNINFUL moderated by ARMAND LIMNANDER - A conversation between photographer, Craig McDean and frequent collaborator fashion stylist, Edward Enninful moderated by deputy editor of W magazine, Armand Limnander on the depiction of real life in a striking manner, creating together a signature hyper-realistic approach in the world of photography and fashion. 

3:45 PM TREVOR PAGLEN - Artist, geographer and author Trevor Paglen will discuss his work on attempting to “see”, “explore” & “document” the hidden worlds. Paglen’s discussion will also feature his latest output, Academy Award winning documentary Citizen Four. 

4:45 PM STEPHEN JONES moderated by GIANLUCA LONGO Ones Reality: A world of fantasy. 

5:45 PM GIAMBATTISTA VALLI moderated by GIANLUCA LONGO-‘The reality of Couture’

6:45 PM Screening of ‘LES BOSQUETS’ - JR’s latest movie inspired by his Portrait of a Generation and ballet projects, on a music by Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams and Woodkid. Followed by a Q&A with artist JR. 

SUNDAY, MAY 24 2015

SOHO HOUSE ISTANBUL
12:30 PM DELFINA DELETTREZ & FRANCESO CARROZZINI & PIERA GERALDI moderated by DAN THAWLEY - The Story Telling Revolution: How the visual language has become more than ever the main key to the success of all businesses. 

1.30 PM MIKE FIGGIS - A discussion: ‘Is there too much culture/art?’ 

2:30 PM FUAT ERGIN & MUJDE YAZICI - A panel discussion of renowned Turkish hip-hop artist Fuat Ergin with documentary filmmaker and journalist Mujde Yazıcı on the evolution of hip-hop in the Turkish Culture and how real life experiences effect andshape the lyrics. 

3.30 PM EMEL CELEBİ & GURCAN KELTEK moderated MUAMMER BRAV - Non-ficton as an art form: A discussion between documentarist Emel Celebi and director Gurcan Keltek moderated by film critic Muammer Brav on the role of documentaries and the capturing of reality in the world of Turkish films and art. 

4.30 PM ALEX PRAGER & ARSLAN SUKAN moderated by ALI TUFAN KOC - Photographer Alex Prager and artist Arslan Sukan in discussion with lecturer, critic, writer and curator Ali Tufan Koc.

3-7 PM W MAGAZINE LYNN HIRSCHBERG’s Screen Tests at SOHO HOUSE ISTANBUL Screening Room

PERA MUSEUM

3-7 PM ALL DAY SCREENINGS 
-‘FUTURE RELIC 03’The moon has been excavated for 30 years, per the work of Dr. Mattias Rey. His daughter Lona returns to his laboratory— abandoned after he went missing. Lona continues her deceased dad’s work, and speaks to a remaining statue of him in an effort to find guidance. Directed by Daniel Arsham, written by Tim Stanley & Daniel Arsham, produced by Courtney Andrialis. Cast: Juliette Lewis, Aimee Laurence

‘LES BOSQUETS’ Art and social uproar interweave in this film based on the ballet Les Bosquets of New York City Ballet, inspired by the 2005 French suburb riots. A continuation of JR’s Portrait of a Generation, it recalls his experience in the ghetto of Montfermeil using various means of expression and narration: video archives, choreography, and testimony. Directed, written, produced by JR. 

‘FACES IN THE CROWD’ Shot on a Los Angeles soundstage in early 2013 by Alex Prager whom directed hundreds of actors on constructed sets to create portraits of large crowds at airport terminals, lobbies, beaches, movie theaters and other public spaces. For each scene, Prager taps into a shared cultural memory to create images that are familiar yet strange. 

‘COLONY’ A film about psychogeography, the memory of the panorama, trauma and remembrance. These are the remains of the memory of people who have been searching their loved ones, houses, among political uncertainty. This film, is exactly the struggle to capture this soul. Directed and written by Gürcan Keltek, produced by Aziz Mullaaziz 

PERA PALACE HOTEL JUMEIRAH
3-6 PM HOUSE OF WARIS Tea Tasting & Experimenting with actor & designer WARIS AHLUWALIA.