In 1987, German aviator Mathias Rust by-passed Soviet air defense and landed in Red Square. His feat was seized upon in the West as an act of political critique, while in the East it irreparably damaged the reputation of the military, helping Gorbachev to push through his reforms. Rust’s alleged intention to build an imaginary bridge had unforeseen consequences.

Failed Suprematist Futures takes a newspaper photograph of the landing to question the link between the image and its causality.

Failed Suprematist Futures
photographic background paper (360 x 260cm)
2 framed drawings, each 45 x 32cm
16 pages booklet (adapting to the exhibition context) on newspaper holders.

Installation Views:
Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona (ES), 2011-12

Work exhibited at:
Jan Van Eyck, Maastricht (NL), 2010
Wild West Active Space, Maastricht (NL), 2011 Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht (NL), 2010-11 Fundacio Antoni Tapies, Barcelona (ES), 2011-12 Frank Taal Gallery, Rotterdam (NL), 2012 Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen (NO), 2015
CRIC Sweet Mountain, Nîmes (F), 2017