Magic Praxis
Episode 8: Pinar Yolaçan

Episode 8: Pinar Yolaçan

September 21, 2017

Pinar Yolaçan was born and raised in Turkey, went to fashion school in London, and studied sculpture and photography at Cooper Union in New York City. Her work examines gender, power, and colonialism through a process she likens to anthropology. In this episode, we discuss her various series, such as Like a Stone, Mother Goddess, Maria, and Perishables, and what led her, in each, to create portraits in which subjects are adorned with unconventional garments such as paint, full-body jumpsuits, and slabs of raw meat. Most recently, Yolaçan visited the Kayapó tribe in the Brazilian Amazon, and learned from their most outspoken female leader, Tuire, the example of resistance against all odds.

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