Watched You Burn With Pleasure

“Watched You Burn With Pleasure”, solo exhibition by Cansu Gürsu is on view at Space Debris.
Exhibition Dates: 14 October-18 November, 2017
Curator: Sine Ergün

Cansu Gürsu’s fourth solo exhibition “Watched You Burn With Pleasure” is a tale of becoming one with the inner wild self in correlation to one’s own discovery as a result of losing the known, familiar or decision to leave it. Using her own imagery, as in her past works, Gursu presents the process of this creation in the wholeness of a book. Each material used in her mixed media works, evolves into a discourse which signifies one’s effort to become whole. The exhibition opens on October 14th and may be seen until November 18th.

  It is not a tale that is long, odd nor unfamiliar. No need to be smartened, should be told as is. Had a house in the past. Both inside and outside. Or had not. Was an illusion. Was a dream. Then caught on fire. The dream? Herself? Not clear. She did notice- right? Also unclear. But this is fire, it got itself noticed. Left the house. It was so sudden, she could only take herself with her. Realized that she never saw, in the midst of everything, that she just started seeing. That she wasn’t scared of the wolf, the raven and her shadow anymore. And even more. Couldn’t tell it. Didn’t know the rest yet. Everything she knew in the past had burned- maybe she burned it. She trusted that she dared not to know. She dared, that was enough for now.                Sine Ergün

 Cansu Gürsu was born in 1988. She graduated from Eskişehir Anadolu University Fine Arts Faculty in 2011. Gursu manifests in relating to everyone, therefore the universal using her own imagery and story in her works, therefore transforms he imagery and story as the material of her works. Using different technics on canvas, wood and paper; she imitates knotty aspects of human nature by applying photography, collage, and painting on top of each other. After her forst solo exhibition Dinlemedeyim Feza”nın (2012) in Galeri Artist Lab Ankara, she exhibited two solo shows at maumau titled “Bazen de Öyle Olur” (2014) ve “Ben de Tam Gidiyordum” (2015). Some of the group exhbitions she has exhibited are: : “Selfiessue”, Nihil Gallery, New York, 2015; “Las Meninas Yorumları”, Karşı Sanat, İstanbul, 2015; “The 4th Super-Novart International Young Artists Exhibition”, Flugent Art Gallery, Çin, 2016; “Imago Mundi – Mediterranean Routes”, İtalya, 2017.

Sine Ergün was born in 1982. Her first book Burası Tekin Değil (It’s not Safe Here) was published in 2010. She received the 59th Sait Faik Short Story Award in 2013 with her second book Bazen Hayat (Life, Sometimes), 2012, and won the European Union Prize for Literature in 2017 with her third book

Baştankara (Titmouse). In 2012 she founded the art initiative maumau. Concentrating on the relations of literature with visual arts, Ergun has contributed various exhibitions with her texts, and had curated the group exhibition ALICE inspired by the Alice in Wonderland in 2015.