Name in Bright Lights

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Gavin Turk, I, 2015

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.

Tracey Emin, This is Another Place, 2002

Tracey Emin, This is Another Place, 2002

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.

Erdem Taşdelen, Erdem Taşdelen, 2011

Erdem Taşdelen, Erdem Taşdelen, 2011

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.

Aslı Çavuşoğlu, A Few Hours After the Revolution, 2010

Aslı Çavuşoğlu, A Few Hours After the Revolution, 2010

Our “Doublethink Double vision” exhibition can be visited until August 6th!

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