26 March – 7 May 2016
Galeri Zilberman, Istanbul
‘Started off in 1997 as a project that worked on imaginary orders, Extrastruggle sharply but subtly takes on the criticism of the culture of everyday life through direct references to the political and popular. The exhibition consists of the artist’s most recent sculptures and installations and takes a journey towards subservience—setting off from the inseparable relationship between women and punishment, to the archaic books in which the first laws of cruelty were written, and to the notion of debt that enslaves people.
The artist comments on the global issues as well as the local ones with his idiosyncratic artistic language. He turns the conventional sacred upside down, defining new ones for humanity. The woman penetrates into the exhibition with all its symbolism, and topics consisting of faith, ideology and social issues prepare the slippery surface of eternal slavery by speaking to one another like the parts of the chain installation that give the exhibition its name.’