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BERLIN

Tanas

Halil Altındere

HALIL ALTINDERE, Prime Minister, 2011, Oil on canvas, 120 x 180 cm. Photo by Murat Germen. Courtesy Tanas, Berlin.

With his unlikely juxtapositions of references to traditional, commercial and intellectual culture, Halil Altındere is equally influenced by the legacies of Pop and Conceptual art. Take the oversized speech bubble, Homage to Mladen Stilinović (2012), which reads, “An attack on my art is an attack on socialism and progress”; it is a verbatim copy of a 1977 statement by the conceptualist Stilinović, as if produced by Roy Lichtenstein. Or, the…

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