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Halil Altındere - CA2M

SAHA provided support for the production of the new video work Halil Altındere realized for the exhibition and for the publication. 

The CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Madrid hosts the first solo exhibition by Halil Altındere in Spain. Held between 11 February–3 June 2013, the exhibition presents a comprehensive overview of the artist’s practice. Curated by Ferran Barenblit, Altındere’s solo show presents, alongside his earlier works, a video and a sculpture that the artist produced for the exhibition. SAHA provided support for the production of the new video work Halil Altındere realized for the exhibition (“Tahribatı İsyan”) and the publication printed within the scope of the exhibition. The exhibition catalogue includes texts and contributions by Ferran Barenblit, Charles Esche, Vasif Kortun and Nuria Enguita.

About CA2M

The CA2M honors its commitment to contemporary creation and critical thinking through its activities.

The CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, funded by the Regional Government of Madrid, opened in May 2008. The principal aims of the CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo are to conduct work related to contemporary art and to make this work available to the general public. The CA2M honors its commitment to contemporary creation and critical thinking through its exhibitions, collection, activities, educational projects, research, website and publications. It is home to the Contemporary Art Collection of the Regional Government of Madrid, which comprises close on 1,500 works from all disciplines. At the same time, it organizes an ambitious program of exhibitions, mediation and research, designed to earn it a place among the most advanced arts centers in Europe.

About Halil Altındere

Halil Altındere (1971, Mardin) explores political, social and cultural codes, and focuses largely depicting marginalization and resistance to oppressive systems. Altındere has been a central figure in the Turkish contemporary art world since the mid-1990s, not only as an artist but also as the publisher of art-ist Magazine and as a prominent curator. The artist who reversed the conceptions of nation-state and authority through works on everyday objects like identity cards, banknotes, stamps in his early productions, started to focus on subcultures, gender and odd-but-ordinary situations of everyday life after the 2000s. His ironic and political approach can grasp the audience easily. His works have been included in exhibitions at documenta, Manifesta, and the biennials in Istanbul, Gwangju, Sharjah and São Paulo, as well as at MoMA/PS1, New York.