chapter  5
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Spatial memory and identity in the work of Istanbul/Vienna artist

ByCanan Dagdelen

In an increasingly globalized world, identity is an issue that is becoming more central to our lives. For a Muslim in Europe this is particularly important.2 It is a theme running throughout all the art of Canan Dagdelen (1960), born in Istanbul, now living in Vienna where she teaches ceramics at the University of Applied Art. Spatial Memory/Uzamsal Bellek is the title of her most recent exhibition at the American Hospital in Istanbul 2012.