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In two photographs of his mother Altındere combines two important art movements of the century with his own origin as a son of Kurdish parents. In My mother likes pop-art because pop-art is colourful (1998) and My mother likes fluxus because fluxus is anti-art (1998) he shows her in colourful clothes, cross-legged on multi-coloured pillows, reading a Pop Art and a Fluxus catalogue.
© Photo: Courtesy Kunstpalais Erlangen
Photographer: Erich Malter
Provocatively Altındere uses symbolism and language of the system that he criticizes, be it that of his home country or the global art circuit. Until 22 March 2015, Kunstpalais Erlangen, Germany.