Architect Kerem Piker redesigned the tomb of artist Seyfi Dursunoğlu, located in Zincirlikuyu Cemetery, at the request of İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu. Dursunoğlu's grave, which bears traces of his life and art, will be opened to visitors with a ceremony to be held on Saturday, August 21 at 11.00:XNUMX.
Renovating the graves of loved ones who lost their lives, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Cultural Heritage Department also renewed the tomb of artist Seyfi Dursunoğlu, who passed away last year.
His tomb, which was renovated at the request of President Ekrem İmamoğlu, was designed by the award-winning architect Kerem Piker. The tomb, which bears traces from the colorful life and stage shows of Dursunoğlu, who came to the fore with the character of Grumpy Virgin, contains a phoenix figure and motifs. The tombstone, which is made of Marmara Island marble, draws attention with its lace patterns and fine workmanship.
Architect Peker said, “The tomb of Seyfi Dursunoğlu, who designed and produced the entire production on her own, from her clothes in the character of Grumpy Virgin to her stage, also reflects her art. These behaviors of the artist impressed me a lot as a designer.”
WHO IS SEYFI DURSUNOĞLU?
Seyfi Dursunoğlu (formally Seyfettin Dursun) was born in Trabzon in 1932. Dursunoğlu, who started to organize Ramadan entertainments and cantos in the 1970s, made himself popular with the whole of Turkey with his program called “Grumpy Show”. Dursunoğlu, who had the opportunity to stage his art in many countries, was one of the first names in Turkey to perform the "stand-up" style comedy program, as it is known today, with the Huysuz Show program. Dursunoğlu died on July 17, 2020, at the age of 87. The esteemed actor, who left unforgettable traces in our lives with his powerful jokes and stage shows, donated his legacy to the Contemporary Life Support Association (ÇYDD) and his body to the medical faculty.