Human, how strange, so vulgar, such a masterpiece and yet so primitive

13 March 2020 - 27 June 2020

ARTIST Berkay Tuncay
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Berkay Tuncay’s solo exhibition titled “Human, how strange, so vulgar, such a masterpiece and yet so primitive” opened at SANATORIUM on March 13 2020, is re-opening for visitors from June 3 to June 27, 2020. The artist presents a reading of the Internet culture in relation to its historical connections, in regards to the capitalist, digital and absurd era that we are in. The exhibition takes its title from a Hande Yener song called Hubris, written by Sezen Aksu. The exhibition focuses on how digitization shaped popular culture and questions whether it can function to form connections between different cultures. Berkay Tuncay builds bridges between prehistory and today, making strong connections between these two separate periods of time. He examines contemporary digital culture and its habits, and brings out the unrecognized parallels between the “cutting edge” and the “primeval”. The artist focuses on our relationship with the Internet, the relationships that are formed on the Internet, prevalent anxiety, Internet slang and the homogenous culture by highlighting the historical continuity of these contemporary phenomena.