Stuart Sandford: Arter Museum, Istanbul

Stuart Sandford’s ‘Adlocutio (Sean Ford)’, which belongs to the Ömer Koç collection, will be part of a new group exhibition at the Arter Museum in Istanbul entitled ‘Suppose You Are Not’. The show is curated by Selen Ansen and will run from 19 January – 29 December 2024.

Stuart Sandford’s sculptures explore the rapidly shifting distinction between the virtual and physical realms by revisiting the Classical tradition of the ideal human form. Stuart finds the contemporary version of the exemplary in the carefully crafted online self-images that serve as subjects for the gay male gaze. He renders these through 3D scanning to create a digital template of the new archetype, to be then made solid in bronze, marble, and basalt using state-of-the-art sculpturing technologies.

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