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- Series: Red is my Name, Green is my Name - Karree
Four digital prints, dense drawings in red and green with figures inserted. Hahnemuehle Photo Rag. Artist proof 1/2, 2008.
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Height: 80 centimetres
Width: 80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Dense repeating motifs tightly enclosed within their grid are interrupted by scenes of violence, instruments of torture and male genitalia. In red and green, the colours of the Iranian flag, the delicate aesthetic of pattern and geometry, drawn from Persian traditions of miniature painting or designs on carpets, belies a violence that reflects Forouhar’s own story. Forouhar began her studies in art at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran in 1984 and continued in Offenbach in Germany. She moved permanently to Germany in 1991. In 1998 her parents, the activists and intellectuals Dariush and Parvaneh Forouhar, were assassinated in Iran. This had a dramatic effect on her practice as an artist: ‘my efforts to investigate this crime had a great impact on my personal and artistic sensibilities … I tried to distil this conflict of displacement and transfer of meaning, turning it into a source of creativity. (Porter et al Reflections, p. 68)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2016-17 26 Nov – 2 Apr, London, BM, G34, Iranian Voices
British Museum, Room 90, Reflections contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa until 15th August 2021.
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
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