Halil Altındere

Golden Gun

Halil Altındere (b. 1971 in Mardin, Turkey, living and working in Istanbul) in his works often deals with specific political issues, also with regard to his Kurdish roots and the multiculturalism in Turkish society. For the edition Golden Gun, he creates a highly detailed gilt bronze casting of a pistol with a quadruple trigger. The presentation as a glamorous piece of gold jewelry belies the dangerous potential: the succession of the four finger grips form massive brass knuckles and thus develop their dangerous potential as a melee weapon. With a critical eye Altındere examines functional mechanisms of subversive power structures. Most recently, his works were shown at, among others, CA2M, Madrid (2013); Tanas, Berlin (2012, 2009); Akademie der Künste, Berlin (2013); Chelsea Art Museum, New York (2011); CCBB, Rio de Janeiro / São Paulo (2011); ARTER, Istanbul (2010); Sharjah Biennial (2009); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2008); documenta 12, Kassel (2007); Istanbul Modern (2007); October Salon, Belgrade (2006); 9th Istanbul Biennial (2005); Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (2003); Essl Collection, Vienna (2003); 4th Cetinje Biennale (2002); Manifesta 4, Frankfurt / Main (2002).



Golden Gun
2015, gilted bronze, etui, 21 x 18 x 3.5 cm, edition of 9+3 AP, certificate
3.300 euro member, 3.600 euro non-member