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Susan Hefuna

April 5, 2014 – May 3, 2014

Pi Artworks Istanbul, Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa Mahallesi, Mumhane Caddesi No. 48, Beyoğlu

The Egyptian-German artist Susan Hefuna’s second solo show at Pi Artworks Istanbul will focus on the artist’s textile works, exploring the visual and cultural signifiers that have come to embody her unique inter-cultural identity.
 Prices range from €10,000–€30,000.

Since 2001, Hefuna has been creating striking graffiti-like textile works. Encompassing costumes, installations and textile wall pieces, she draws on a variety of influences and traditions from around the world which has allowed her to develop her own unique artistic language. Her textile works are informed by the aesthetics of Africa and Japan, the traditional craft of American quilts and storytelling, with their iconic layered cloth patchworks, as well as the Egyptian heritage of tent making, or Khayamiya, of Old Cairo. Using Egyptian cotton, khayamiyas are often elaborately patterned and feature colourful appliqué designs to brighten up the interior of tents.

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