13 June – 21 August 2016
With the support of Sabancı Holding, Turkish filmmaker and artist Kutluğ Ataman’s monumental multi-image video installation THE PORTRAIT OF SAKIP SABANCI is being displayed at the The Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition.
“THE PORTRAIT OF SAKIP SABANCI was commissioned by the Sabancı family in 2011 to mark the ten-year anniversary of the passing of Turkish business leader and philanthropist Mr. Sakıp Sabancı, and was selected for display by leading British sculptor and Royal Academician Richard Wilson, who is coordinating this year’s Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts.
THE PORTRAIT OF SAKIP SABANCI is one of the largest examples of video art in existence and is adapted to fit each unique space that it is presented in. It is formed of approximately 10,000 LCD panels of passport-sized photographs—each one an individual portrait of one of the tens of thousands of people who crossed paths with Sakıp Sabancı. It reflects the businessman’s thoughts on human beings, life and art as well as his energy; collectively the photos form his portrait.”