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Space Refugee

Halil Altındere, 3 Cosmonaut Family Costumes (2016), Muhammed Ahmed Faris with Friends I-II (2016); exhibition view Space Refugee, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, 2016, photo: Jens Ziehe. Courtesy the artist and PİLOT Gallery, Istanbul.

‘Halil Altındere developed the Space Refugee project for Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, which in the light of European defense against immigrants and at some ironic distance proposes to use the cosmic space as a haven for refugees. One of the exhibition’s key features is a film about the former Syrian cosmonaut Muhammed Ahmed Faris, who in 1987 with the Soviet spacecraft Soyuz TM-3 went on a seven-day journey to the space station Mir. Today the former hero of the USSR and supporter of the democratic opposition movement against Assad lives as a refugee in Istanbul’

Halil Altındere
Space Refugee
15.09-06.11.2016
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
Chausseestrasse 128/129
10115 Berlin

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