Gavin Turk has given his ego a satanic red glow in neon. Tracey Emin’s twisted light bulb only talks of another place. It does not take you there.
This section of the exhibition does not appear to display much balance between text and image. Indeed the art is born out of the imbalance between the word and vision. It is a form of modern-day calligraphy, trying to endow the bald letters with more visual meaning. Erdem Tasdelen’s attempt to express his 48 different coloured business cards rises out of a similar sense of frustration at the ways to define himself in writing.
This leads us to the most heated word in the room, ‘Revolution’. It has gained power from being mutilated. It has been given a new visual sense, which Asli Çavuşoğlu has caught in neon. A word under attack often means a lot more than a smooth word.
Our “Doublethink Double vision” exhibition can be visited until August 6th!