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  • View of “Halil Altındere,” 2017. Photo: Rıdvan Bayrakoğlu.

    Halil Altındere

    Pilot Galeri, Sadık Pasha Mansion

    There could hardly have been a more fitting location for “Welcome to Homeland,” Halil Altındere’s new solo show, than the Sadık Pasha Mansion. Located in a quiet part of the affluent neighborhood of Cihangir, this wooden neoclassical palazzo was built in the nineteenth century by a Polish émigré, Michał Czajkowski, who was sent to Istanbul to establish a colony for his asylum-seeking compatriots. A century and a half later, migration remains a hot-button issue, and it was central to Altındere’s exhibition.

    The lower floor offered a comprehensive showcase of Altındere’s most recent body of work,

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