ÇAĞRI SARAY “OUTSIDER”
9 JANUARY – 21 FEBRUARY 2015
Süleyman Seba Cad. 52 Akaretler, Beşiktaş, İstanbul
It’s very important to understand that an artistic truth is a proposition about the sensible in the world. It’s a proposition about a new definition of what is our sensible relation to the world, which is a possibility of universality against the abstraction of finance and power.
Alain Badiou, Fifteen Theses on Contemporary Art
The corpus of Çağrı Saray’s works presented in this exhibition entitled OUTSIDER consists of drawings, etchings, photography and video; all arranged as an installation related to Saray’s visual reflections on questions of identity, the artist’s personal history, the concept of home-space and urban environment with its socio-political connotations.
Hence, the title OUTSIDER is correlated to his position as an artist in the current coercive political, economic and cultural transformations that shake the local and global living circumstances rather than to the content and form of the works. The content and forms of works meticulously map the various properties, phases and moments of these objectionable circumstances. (more…)