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Space Station #5: Can Altay

27 May - 05 Jun 2011

27 May – 5 June, 2011

As the fifth and final installment of Space Station: On Enabling, Production and Display, 0047 is proud to present Can Altay, one of Turkey's most internationally recognized young artists.

Altay describes his practice as ‘established within the realms of architecture, art, design and theory. It deals with the spatial appropriations, social encounters and forms of human improvisation within urban structures.’ He often uses multidisciplinary methods to investigate and record the daily life of urban dwellers. More specifically focusing on ways in which seemingly ordinary routines and social trends subvert and reinvent the confines of official architectural spaces and their designated uses.

About Can Altay

Can Altay (born Ankara, Turkey in 1975) has a PhD in Art, Design, and Architecture from Bilkent University (2004), an MFA and BFA from Bilkent University, and a degree in Critical Studies from Malmö Art Academy and Lund University, Sweden. He has had solo exhibitions at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Germany (2008); Sala Rekalde, Spain (2006); Spike Island, UK (2007); The Showroom, UK (2008) and has presented works at Istanbul, Havana and Gwangju biennials, as well as at the Walker Art Center (USA), Van Abbe Museum (The Netherlands), ZKM (Germany), PS1 MoMA (USA), and Platform Garanti (Turkey). He is a co-founder of art, design and publishing collective Diplomacy in Reflex, editor of Ahali: A Journal for Setting a Setting and was a co-curator of the 'Refuge' section of the 4th Architecture Biennial of Rotterdam in 2009.

About Space Station: On Enabling, Production and Display

Developed by nOffice (Markus Miessen, Ralf Pflugfelder and Magnus Nilsson) and 0047, Space Station is a spatial social experiment consisting of a series of residencies and public activities that aims to discuss and challenge models of production and display.

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