Mojgan Habibi PhD Exhibition Launch

Saturday, 3 February 2018, 01:00 pm


Date Saturday, 3 February 2018, 01:00 pm

MOJGAN HABIBI
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.
Your RSVP is appreciated for catering purposes. gallery@newcastle.edu.au / 02 49215 255

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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