Burcu Yağcıoğlu, 1981

Elancholia, 2016

Burcu Yağcıoğlu deliberates on the concept of mutability in terms of images, objects, experiences, ideas and forms. Created for the 2016 “Ohne” [Without] group exhibition in Vienna, “Elancholia” emerges from the exhibition theme, which was structured on the concept of loss as well as the dimensional limitations set for the participating works. Rather than occupying the entire space specified, Yağcıoğlu decided to propose a tangible loss. In the middle is a drawing of worms as a reference to decay, which is strengthened by a barely legible word, KRONOS. In the work, the artist portrays the titan Kronos as a spirit who reinvents himself to become virtuous after being castrated by his son Zeus.


Work on Paper


Pencil on paper


40 x 40 cm

Credit Line

Istanbul Museum of Modern Art Collection

Acquired by the Women Artists Fund

2017 members of the Women Artists Fund

Mehveş Arıburnu, Işık Keçeci Aşur, Berrak Barut, Banu Çarmıklı, Oya Eczacıbaşı, Hatice Meriçten, Beril Miskavi, Meltem Demirören Oktay, Ebru Özdemir, Nesrin Sarıoğlu, Müge Sevil, Rana Erkan Tabanca, Türkan Özilhan Tacir