PALMS. Visions of the good life. A dream, a hope, an escape from everyday life. With candles and ashtrays in the shape of palms or a glitter palm in an ice-cream sundae, we take a bit of it home—an admission that we dream a dream of great happiness, combined with a genial petty bourgeois mentality.

Yaşam Şaşmazer

Şaşmazer, Yaşam

1980 born in Istanbul, Turkey
studies sculpture at Universität der Schönen Künste Istanbul (Prof. Rahmi Aksungur)
2006 masters degree (Prof. Meric Hizal)
her work is shown worldwide at exhibitions, biennials and collections
lives and works in Istanbul and Berlin


Photo: Emel Ernalbant

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