The Crazy Professor's 40-Year Adventure is on Exhibit at ITU
Oct 19, 2017


The ITU Rectorate Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition titled "Porof. Zihni Sinir - Alternative Bridges from Dreams to Reality" to celebrate the 40th year of Zihni Sinir, known in the cartoon world as the "crazy professor".

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The ITU Rectorate Art Gallery is hosting yet another new exhibition. Zihni Sinir, known in the cartoon world as the crazy professor is celebrating 40 years with the exhibit titled "Porof. Zihni Sinir - Alternative Bridge from Dreams to Reality ". The exhibition opened at the ITU Rectorate Art Gallery (ITU RSG) on Thursday October 26 at 16:30.

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The exhibit will feature the almost half century journey taken by Porof. Zihni Sinir in the world of humor. In the exhibition with more than 100 works, various science-and-entertainment model games can be tried out. In addition, there are many details that will attract both children and adults.

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The exhibit will be open to visitors free of charge at the RSG, located on the ITU Ayazağa Campus, between 08.00 and 20.00 every day until the 26th of December.

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Who is İrfan Sayar?

İrfan Sayar started out drawing for one of the most important cartoon publications of the time, Gırgır, when he was just in university while also publishing a humor magazine, Mikrop, with his friends. He was involved with the cartoons in Hıbır magazine and took part in the management of the magazine. He designed the bike, workshop, and electronic-mechanical tools used by the character "Crazy Emin" in the film Vizontele. For 4 years he illustrated the Porof. Zihni Sinir page in the TUBITAK Science and Technology magazine. He published 11 books. He continues his work at the mass production workshop he opened in 2008 and teaches at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University as an Instructor in the Department of Informatics.