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Artist Interview: Can Altay


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An architect, artist, designer, and scholar, Can Altay is interested in unorthodox appropriations of the built environment. Influenced by Georges Bataille’s ideas on transgression, Michel Foucault’s ideas on power and non-normativity, and Henri Lefebvre’s conceptions of social space as well as by art history, Altay approaches his subject matter from a number of discursive directions.

Altay was featured in the Walker Art Center’s exhibition How Latitudes Become Forms: Art in a Global Age.