22/02/2019 - 24/02/2019
Cleo Totti, Seyran Kirmizitoprak
Curated by Komplot and Market Gallery with Seyran Kirmizitoprak and Cléo Totti
Market Gallery 334 Duke Street, Glasgow G31 1QZ
Opening : 22/02/2019
Exhibition : 22/02/2019 - 24/02/2019
Market Gallery invites you to an exhibition and performances programmed as part of a curatorial exchange with Brussels-based collective Komplot. In collaboration with Komplot curator Sonia Dermience, we will be presenting the work of two artists: Cléo Totti and Seyran Kirmizitoprak.
Opening 42 days before the UK officially leaves the European Union, Komplot’s intervention at Market Gallery is a structural acknowledgement of artistic and curatorial exchange opportunities afforded by unimpeded travel within Europe. By bringing Brussels home, we hope to lay ground for support structures that will continue to extend across borders regardless of state-imposed restrictions.
The concept of the alter ego underpins all of the work Seyran Kirmizitoprak has produced ever since the beginning of her relationship with Komplot in 2011. Imbued with a post-pop theatricality, Seyran’s practice is heavily informed by her experience as singer and writer, leading her to develop a performance persona halfway between a supermodel and a dilettante. Seyran has presented work across Belgium and internationally, including solo and group exhibitions at NICC Antwerp and the Copenhagen Art Festival.
The work of Cléo Totti evolves in a hybrid universe where high technology seamlessly merges with abstraction and references to the body. Spanning across genres, Cléo’s installations comprise a catastrophically elegant colour palette and eclectic collections of organic shapes. Cléo has exhibited extensively all over Belgium, from museum institutions such as S.M.A.K. in Ghent, to commercial and underground galleries such as Tatjana Pieters, Uhoda and SUPERDEALS.