Jasper de Beijer’s exhibit
Dutch photographer Jasper de Beijer’s second solo exhibition, Marabunta, features elaborate models based on images from the media and historical sources, often concerning colonialism and its representation, which De Beijer created in his studio out of paper and other sculpture materials.
In each of his photographic series, De Beijer approaches the very nature of historical depiction using varying modes of photography and questioning culturally embedded images. With Marabunta, De Beijer takes the paraphernalia of the Mexican drug war as his inspiration, particularly the mystical and visually obsessive interest in celebrating the flamboyant lives of its leaders and colorful deaths of its victims. De Beijer carves a world in Marabunta that is alarming, chaotic and reverential - an unnerving amalgam of the omnipresent iconographies of death. Address: 10 Siraselviler Cd., Kat 1 D4 34433 Taksim, Istanbul