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Hale Tenger, We didn't go outside; We were always on the outside/ We

didn't go inside; We were always on the inside, 1995

Installation view at Antrepo, Istanbul

In the Turkish artist Hale Tenger's haunting installation, a small shed filled with tattered keepsakes and mementos was surrounded by ferocious barbed wire. The shed was originally used by workers when the building was a customs housel a threadbare yet dreamy enclave, itis strewn with magazine cutouts showing flowery meadows and high mountains, Here, it became a mysterious memorial combining privacywith a sense of loss and entrapment.

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