The room shrinks in size as two large tents fill the space, each one with a different slogan written upside down: ‘American Eagle’ and ‘Browns Bears.’ Inside the red marquee are folding chairs, magazines, rose stems and electric tea candles. The green one is filled with canvas, copper, scattered roses and a folding cot with a teddy bear on top. Hung around the walls are mixed-media works made of inkjet prints, collage inside plexiglass, aluminum and epoxy resin.
Through a language of humour and critique, the Berlin-based artist explores the space where competitive sports becomes tangled up with national identity and war in “BE AGGRESSIVE, B-E AGGRESSIVE, B-E-A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E.” Here, as stated in the press release, “The global is local. The personal is political. Man up. Stand by your man. Protect your team.” **