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Kassandra’s Eyes

Banu Birecikligil

March 20, 2015 – April 25, 2015

The Empire Project, Defterdar Yokuşu No 35, Cihangir, Istanbul


With her new series, Banu Birecikligil tackles the weight of being a woman in contemporary society, examining the topic through a mythological context.

By using the character of Kassandra, who in Greek mythology spurned the advances of Apollo and was cursed by him so that no one would ever believe her visions again, the artist looks at how women have had to fight for the most basic human rights and been labeled as damaged, broken and crazy throughout history. ‘These characters bear the full weight of existence in dark and hopeless environments, a plight which transcends time,’ says the artist.

Works are priced from TL 6,000 (€2,115) to TL17,500 (€6,180).



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