Opposites: Action and Reaction

By Jo Phillips

Nasan Tur Cloud no 1 to 7 2011
Nasan Tur, Cloud no. 1 – 7 March, 2011 Ra ́s Lanuf, Libya, 2012, c-print, 135 x 180cm. Image Courtesy of the Artist and Blain|Southern. Photo: Nasan Tur, 2013

Opposite concepts like ‘action’ and ‘reaction’, ‘production’ and ‘value’, ‘deception’ and ‘truth’, and the manipulation of man-made systems to shape perceptions are explored in Nasan Tur’s first solo exhibition, At your own____. Incorporating sculpture, video, photography, drawing, performance and installation in his multidisciplinary work, the German artist examines the current socio-economic structures and the modes of communication that shapes the thoughts and responses to today’s world.

Nasan Tur Variationen von Kapital 2013
Nasan Tur, Variationen von Kapital, 2013, indian ink and Tibetan paper, framed 42.2 x 62.2 cm each. Image Courtesy of the Artist and Blain|Southern. Photo: Nasan Tur, 2013

Exhibited works include Variationen von Kapital (2013) and the Clouds series (2012). The first is a site-specific installation that fills the exhibition hall with 800 seemingly identical drawings that spells out variation of the word ‘Kapital’ in reference to Karl Marx’s Das Kapital. The latter comprises of photographs of clouds extracted from scenes of rioting and civil unrest.

Nasan Tur’s At Your Own___ opens today till 3 August 2013 at Blain|Southern, Potsdamerstraße 77-87, 10785 Berlin.