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Clothes from the Past – A Historical Garment Installation

Lakeside Legacy Foundation, Dole Mansion, IL, March, 2017         “”Clothes from the Past” exhibit presented at the Dole Mansion in Illinois, showcases a series of sculptural dresses referencing to the historical past. Yücelen, being a Turkish-American, is inspired by her cultural history and creates these dresses as a reference to the clothing …

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Ethereal Shoes - An Installation by Belgin Yucelen

Ethereal Shoes – An Installation of Sculptural Shoes

Lakeside Legacy Foundation, Dole Mansion, IL, March, 2017       “Ethereal Shoes” is an installation of sculptural shoes climbing towards a window. This exhibit is an attempt to rewrite a short section of the history of Turkish shoes. I used patterns similar to shoes worn during the 19th and 20th Century Ottoman Empire and added imaginary …

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Floating Children Installation by Belgin Yucelen at the Dole Mansion

Floating Children  – An Installation in Collaboration with Photojournalist Brian Rutter

Lakeside Legacy Foundation, Dole Mansion, IL, March, 2017       “Floating Children” is intended to display the fragility of children in times of war. Black and white photographs of Syrian children printed on sheer fabric are hung from the ceiling in a way to seem like they are floating in the wind. I was …

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