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

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

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    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

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