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Nevin Aladağ

Scene from the Street

BY HG Masters

PARAVENT / SOCIAL FABRIC #1, 2012, collage of carpet pieces, 250 x 552 x 4 cm. Photo by Trevor Good. 

All photos courtesy the artist and Wentrup, Berlin, unless otherwise stated.

Tambourines race down a sand dune. Pigeons pluck the strings of a bağlama (Turkish lute). Istanbul’s Bosphorus Bridge appears in the rearview mirror, above the engraved words “Cause I’m caught between yes and no.” A break-dancer tries in vain to escape his shadow. What’s that lady doing—the one in the window up…

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