ÇİĞDEM MENTEŞOĞLU

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Pandora's Door commissioned for the exhibition Up and Coming by the Galerie Artium and installed on the column of Galerie in Istanbul, 2011.

Concept: Work named refers to the old ancient greek myth Pandora's box. Here is the door. Here, Pandora's box was envisioned as a woman virginity; opening up the door, entrance of the woman can lead to a loss of desirable and moral control.

In In mythology
Pandora was given a gift of a beautiful jar/container by Zeus, with instructions to not open it under any circumstance. Impelled by her curiosity (given to her by the gods), Pandora opened it and all evil contained therein escaped and spread over the earth. She hastened to close the container, but the whole contents had escaped.

Today the phrase "to open Pandora's box" means to perform an action that may seem small or innocent, but that turns out to have severely detrimental and far-reaching consequences.