At Istanbul’s Galeri Non, Extrastruggle – a collective of one – stages a chess game between political figures. In the gallery entrance is a polyester sculpture of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, painted as a fallen angel, standing on his head and resting on a gilded wing. The other statues are each one colour. Taken together, they spell out the Palestinian flag. In the rear corner of the gallery is a red ‘Turkish Tote’, an unstable stack of Atatürk heads poised on a white star. The other half of the Turkish flag, the white crescent, rests like a machete in the skull of a figure clad in a burka, covered with eyes.
Review (The Stage, 2017)
Review of Olafur Eliasson’s City: Inside Out at the Martin-Gropius Bau and locations around Berlin (Exberliner, 2010)
Review of Robert Mapplethorpe retrospective at C/O BERLIN (Exberliner, 2010)
Review (The Stage, 2016)
Review of Angela Bulloch’s Vattenfall Prize Exhibition. Frieze (2011)
“Behind the title of Angela Bulloch’s exhibition ‘Information, Manifesto, Rules and Other Leaks...’ is a framing principle: ‘Leaks’ are no longer the backroom business of journalists and informants, but an emerging model of the world. For Bulloch, who defines this exhibition as a continuation of her ‘Rules Series’, begun in 1992, the appeal of leaks is as a system of anti-rules – portals to a pulsing mass of ‘true information’ beyond the posited (sanctioned) information distributed as rules.”