Thursday, July 19, 2012

Iconoclast, from the Ikon exhibition

“Iconoclast VIII” 2012
Charcoal on burned posters

On May 1, 2012 while hundreds of thousands of people filled the streets of Istanbul to speak out and demonstrate, Jeffrey Baykal-Rollins created a silent action by removing political statements hung on the city’s walls along with posters of popular culture events. The “Iconoclast” works were made by burning, deforming, and drawing upon these layers of iconic imagery from everyday social and political life, exploring the way certain signs become recycled again and again through different contexts.

“Iconoclast I (22:00)” 2012
Charcoal on burned posters

“Iconoclast IV” 2012
Charcoal on burned posters

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