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Undiscovered Minimalism
November 25, 2013, 3:48 pm
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When: November 18 -26                                                   Where:  CAP
 
The kilims presented come from the various regions in the Mazandaran province. This exhibition and the book accompanying is the culmination of this joint effort. The book is written by Parviz Tanavoli, the world renowned Iranian artist and carpet collector, and includes a contribution from Heinz Meyer, specialist in the aesthetics of textile art.
 
The patterns and colors of these flat weaves have an uncanny resemblance to Minimalism, an artistic movement in Western paintings in the 1950’s. It is interesting that Persian women in their remote villages could produce textile art reminiscent of works by major Western artists of the 20th century. In this exhibition, visitors get to perceive the secret language of tribal woven art and think outside the domain of ethnography, in an attempt to capture the underlying elements that connect ‘textile art’ to simply ‘Art’.
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