RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK - Photographer Sarp Kerem Yavuz

By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Through his 2014 series "Maşallah," photographer Sarp Kerem Yavuz navigated the conflicts and alienation that arise as a result of the dual nature of his Turkish heritage.
The Louvre reopened on Wednesday after shutting down for three-days of art-world anxiety over the spread of the coronavirus. On the same day, we read a New York Times profile on a D.C. introvert's 150 piece art collection, including work by Sarp Kerem Yavuz. In 2014, the Turkish photographer began exploring gender and religion in his series "Maşallah" by projecting islamic patterns onto naked men. Priced between $2,500 and $10,000, and represented by Carl Hammer Gallery in Chicago, the work of Sarp Kerem Yavuz is our art of the week.

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"Hayalet" (2014), Archival print, 30 x 40 inches. Image courtesy of Carl Hammer Gallery
"Hatun" (2015) Waterfall fabric banner print 80 x 120 inchesEdition 1/3. Image courtesy of Carl Hammer Gallery
Series: "Curse of theForever Sultan" courtesy of the artist
Series: "I think the Sultan knows about us" courtesy of the artist