Artist: Banu Birecikligil
* 1970 in Istanbul/Turkey
1989-95: Mimar Sinan University Istanbul, Studied Painting
2000: Masters Studies Completed at the HDK Berlin
2001: Stipend from the Dorothea Konwiarz Stiftung
Various in Berlin, Istanbul and Munich
We can see the blue of the sea and motifs found in ancient Turkish art in the Turkish Buddy Bear. The headgear is inspired by traditional headdresses. The back depicts Istanbul and the Bosporus Bridge, which connects Europe with Asia. Like a bridge, Asia Minor lies between both continents and makes a good melting pot for Eastern and Western cultures.
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