Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vernissages | NYC, Siah Armajani

Max Protetch Gallery hosts "Murder In Tehran", a powerful exhibition of new work by Siah Armajani. The installation by the Iranian born artist was created as an answer to the 2009 Iranian presidential elections. It combines architectural and sculpture elements with drawings and text.

A glass and wood structure with a suspended manequin evoke the brutal murder of Neda.

A poem by the Iranian poet Ahmad Shamlu is inscribed in the sides of the structure: "The man who comes in the noon of the night/ has come to kill the light."

Seven pencil drawings on mylar, inspired by Goya, complete the exhibition .

The exhibition will runs until December 23