There is no statement. Just a possibility of what might happen with the given potential; bad entertainment, precarious labor, deadlocked power structures, medial construction of reality, cheap envy. Loosely connected artifacts meeting in a space, engaged in their own work that comes with great ease. There is no pecking order but always a director who sits while others run. Screens gazing at their own reflection. Blue, the key color to fantasies of recreational bliss. There is someone connecting the cables under the embracing flannel and making sure that all is recorded.
Paul Barsch’s first solo show in Istanbul; ‘Oil Soaked Flannel’ meets us in a setting of artificial objects building a scene. The somewhat close but mostly loose relations of these objects, with their assigned tasks by the artist, form a conceptual space that will eventually transform into an enhanced exhibition through documentation.
19 JAN * 2 FEB 2018