Berkay Tuncay

Apart from finding similarities between cave art and memes, the artist also makes connections between classical texts and contemporary ways of living. Referencing Sartre’s “Nausea” which was written in the ‘30s and Parquet Courts’s song “Content Nausea”, Nausea (2020) is an artist’s portrait with the green nauseated emoji shaved on his head. The lyrics point out to the weary and anxiety inducing nature of being smashed under stacks of data. While in “Nausea” Sartre asks “What is there to fear in such a regular world?” The two texts that are a century apart both focus on the societal anxiety and search for meaning.
Nausea 2020