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Dirimart is delighted to announce Negative Ecstasy, an exhibition by London born Turkish-Cypriot artist Mustafa Hulusi. Negative Ecstasy consists of six new major works by Hulusi, each of which probes differing notions and physical manifestations of division. The concept for the exhibition is based on French philosopher Georges Bataille’s assertion that consequential art involves a rupture between the boundary of life and death; the mixing of the sacred and the profane; or put another way, a communion between the bounded self and the immeasurable void. Hulusi’s works extend these ideas beyond the spiritual, to reflect on the punishing realities of geopolitical borders, those manmade containers of identity, which shape our ideology and define us as people.