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  • CANAN, Heaven, 2017, tulle curtains, sequins, rope, cloth, bell, light, motor. Installation view. Photo: Murat Germen.

    CANAN

    Arter - Space For Art

    At the entrance of CANAN’s retrospective exhibition, “Behind Mount Qaf,” we were told that we had reached heaven. Already? Here, in an exhibition divided by floors into sections corresponding to heaven, purgatory, and hell, heaven’s inhabitants turned out to be a menagerie of sequined dragons, glittering snakes, and other stuffed creatures (Animal Kingdom, 2017) and human figures skipping along on a rotating cylinder of rainbow-hued tulle (Heaven, 2017). Amid this abundance, one noticed a small screen showing a video of engorged breasts dripping milk (Fountain, 2000). This was not the river of

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