Istanbul’s Anna Laudel Contemporary Gallery opened an exhibition titled “Empires Ago” on Sept. 13 by the Italian artist Daniele Sigalot, who is well-known for his unique large-scale installations and unconventional mosaics.

This work aims to trouble the visitor with a game on textures and materials : at first side, we can imagine that the sculpture is made of paper while it is all aluminium. Sigalot’s art is all about perception, irony and an elegant playful approach.

The installation constructs a bridge between Roman and Ottoam Empires, by creating two maps of both cities, Rome and Istanbul, under the shape of a giant white sphere that the visitor can contemplate as a metaphor of the passed ages.