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Sisters of Persephone

Anni Leppälä and Nazif Topçuoğlu

December 16, 2017 – March 3, 2018

Leica Gallery, Bomontiada, Tarihi Bomonti Bira Fabrikası, Birahane Sok No:1/C, Bomonti, Sisli, 34380 Istanbul


Taking its name from a Sylvia Plath poem, the new exhibition Sisters of Persephone at Bomontiada’s Leica Gallery examines the image of women through the work of two artists.

Anni Leppälä creates site-specific photographic installations that exist in the ephemeral space between dreams and reality. Using an abandoned old house that belongs to her relatives as a visual jumping-off point, she freezes time to explore the overlap of the present and the past.

Nazif Topçuoğlu explores issues in Turkish society through work that draws from biblical stories and visually quotes art history. His work represents the real-life experiences of educated Turkish girls assuming masculine roles and delves into the ways knowledge, sexuality and art affect adolescent girls.


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