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  • Extrastruggle, Bureau for Registering the Sufferings Caused by Former Governments, 2021, laser-cut iron, 12 1⁄4 × 44 7⁄8 × 1".

    Extrastruggle, Bureau for Registering the Sufferings Caused by Former Governments, 2021, laser-cut iron, 12 1⁄4 × 44 7⁄8 × 1".

    Extrastruggle

    ZILBERMAN | Istanbul

    Extrastruggle, a fictional graphic-design firm established by Memed Erdener, has mocked Turkish officialdom since 1997, its provocations taking the form of assemblages, collages, sculptures, stamps, stencils, and Photoshopped pen-and-ink works on paper. Using black humor to tackle the state’s assaults on Kurdish dissidents, LGBTQI activists, and Islamic feminists, among others, the Istanbul-based initiative has attracted animosity: In 2009, nationalists sent the artist threatening emails and hacked the website extrastruggle.com. In 2011, Extrastruggle created a wooden sculpture of the mausoleum

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