Kokesch Ádám

“Adam Kokesch’s world is one that is full of illusions meticulously constructed from his observations. The language he creates from signs, objects, codes, models, and environments cuts across many disciplines, including linguistics, architecture, industrial design, information technologies, and cinema. Though inspired by the sublime, Kokesch pursues a type of abstraction that is more down to earth; and, in a post-industrial setting, he interchanges the signs and their meanings with an intriguing humour. His installations, which often refer to laboratories and experimentation, frequently suspend the typical mechanisms and functions of objects and systems to propose new definitions for them. The glossy and smooth surfaces he produces are unexpected, timeless melanges: he renders Bauhaus aesthetics, Malevich’s Suprematist black squares, Tatlinesque Constructivism, and Futurism with a Pop touch. They almost reflect the viewers’ gazes, challenge their positions as viewers, and attempt to condition them to a different perception that transgresses the binary codes and formulations. The installations are smooth and precise, simultaneously concrete and uncertain. Their open, poetic confidence is unsettling, enticing another dimension of aesthetic and intellectual experience. In addition to experiments with precise, seemingly technical objects and constellations, Kokesch also produces poetic configurations.”

Övül Durmuşoğlu

(detail from the Guide to the 13th Istanbul Biennial)

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