Mojgan Habibi PhD Exhibition Launch
Saturday, 3 February 2018, 01:00 pm
BEHIND THE WORDS
PLEASE JOIN THE ARTIST FOR THE EXHIBITION OPENING AT THE UNIVERSITY GALLERY
SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY FROM 1PM
TO BE LAUNCHED BY DR CHRISTOPHER ALLEN
Refreshments will be provided, all welcome.
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Mojgan Habibi’s PhD research is concerned with use of text by politically motivated Iranian visual artists. Hidden or secondary meanings contained in prose become more evident in times of political or religious censorship, and the use of text in contemporary art can direct the viewer to content beyond the literal meaning. The works in Behind the Words use metaphor, allegory, poetry and references to Persian mythology and history as vehicles to discuss contemporary Iranian politics. Habibi’s carefully crafted objects are made from clay, some are fired, and all contain textual references ranging from Persian script to abstract calligraphy.
Exhibition dates: Wednesday 31 January to Saturday 18 February 2018
IMAGE: Mojgan Habibi, Calligraffiti, 2017slip terracotta clay, 600 x 300 cm. Photo: Joerg Lehmann
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