Robert Janitz


11.11.2021 – 11.12.2021


Robert Janitz was the first international guest of Sevil Dolmacı Art Residency which was created in the summer of 2021. A solo exhibition composed of the works born out of his journey in Istanbul titled ‘The Labyrinth” will open at Sevil Dolmacı Art Gallery on November 11, 2021.

Named after the labyrinth where the Minotaur, one of the fiercest creatures of Ancient Greece was held, the exhibition will be Robert Janitz’s first solo show in Turkey. Legend has it that the Minotaur, a half-human half-bull creature, constituted a great danger to his surroundings because as the unnatural offspring of a woman and a beast, it had no natural source of nourishment and thus devoured humans for sustenance. In order to hold him, a gigantic labyrinth was necessary to be built. However, in order to tame his appetite, a selection of the most beautiful young men and women had to be sent to the Minotaur every seven years for sacrifice. Finally, Theseus, the hero who ended the monster’s terror could only do so by following the yarn given to him by his lover Ariadne.

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