Laugh Yourself Off
Narek Arzumanyan, Gago, Sedat Girgin, Evgenia Saré, Arthur Tonakanyan
February 1 – April 5, 2024
In the third installment of the “Galeri 77 Shows” project, which includes all exhibitions that take place outside its own gallery space, Galeri 77 brings together the works of five young and established artists carefully selected from the gallery's portfolio for the first time in this group exhibition. Opening the doors to the strange and fluid worlds created by Narek Arzumanyan, Gago, Sedat Girgin, Evgenia Saré and Arthur Tonakanyan, the exhibition titled “Laugh Yourself Off” makes us laugh and think at the same time. These different worlds aim to give visitors a pleasant and unique experience in a wide spectrum ranging from a land as bright and colorful as a child's unpolluted imagination to the darkness of self-pity and criticism. The exhibition, which examines the journey of identity and self-expression through comedy, humor and the meaning of laughter, will be on display at The Stay Boulevard Nişantaşı between February 1 and April 5.
The exhibition “Laugh Yourself Off”, which puts issues such as anonymity, the search for identity, social criticism, satire and belonging at its center and boldly reveals the research of these concepts with the inspiration it draws from the exhibition space, refers to the importance of humor and laughter and shows us that it is possible to make our long and arduous journey of self-discovery, which extends to every stage of life, much more fun. It also creates a critical ground where especially sensitive or taboo topics can be addressed with great courage, making them more accessible and less intimidating, and allowing us to talk (think) about them.