‘Extrastruggle is an enormous project which began in 1997.’ Thus began Extrastruggle’s manifesto and continued by stating that Extrastruggle works on imaginary demands from imaginary customers, designing logos for all groups under social pressure. In ‘I didn’t do this, you did.’, Extrastruggle’s first comprehensive show since the 10th International Istanbul Biennial, the big logos, the images of power and the ruling heads meet the forms, rhythms and cul-de-sacs of the real world, with relationships we all in some way try to understand, leading to the emergence of new images, new relationships and new questions: Do our beliefs rest on a pedestal, like a statue? If we really, really concentrate, can we make others do what we want them to? Should we go forward or backwards, or is it best just to mark time?
Prepare to meet what passes through your mind.
Image: “The Angel Atatürk or If Rodin Were A Kemalist”, polyester and car paint, 45x95x95 cm, 2010