- What’s On
The work of Gazi Sansoy draws inspiration from his family’s tradition of satire. While his grandfathers satirized late Ottoman Empire society, Sansoy takes aim at more modern targets with his thought-provoking, witty paintings. This solo exhibition draws from works created between 2008 and 2018, organised under five subtitles. Nude and Covered Up Tales / Arabex consists of mixed-media work, combining photographs with paintings. Who are we? draws inspiration from Ottoman miniatures. Faceless puts a new spin on post-Renaissance West European painting. The last two subseries, Divine Milk and Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Istanbul, Dervishes, reference Sansoy’s family history.
The exhibition will also feature a short video portrait of Gazi Sansoy, filmed by Balamir Nazlıca.