In his works, Can Altay points to the ways in which legal and conventional borders are transgressed. Hence, through politics of space, he elaborates on the conflict between the traditional and the subjective. By discussing western notions and values with a focus on the novelties peculiar to us; Altay develops a critical language that reaches out to the organisms with affection, bewilderment and admiration - for those are the ones that manage to breath in the midst of the tradition and the (post)modernist and globalist dominations. "How do we harbor in the system or spaces that we are born into? To what extent are the harboring strategies engraved to us? How far can they be pushed? What are the limits that we take for granted and try to push from there on? These are the types of questions that form my real focus."
01.09.2015 - 17.10.2015