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Farajiani’s Collages Displayed

Farajiani’s Collages DisplayedFarajiani’s Collages Displayed

Three collections ‘Mix and Unmatch’, ‘Wrestling Quilt/Korsi’ and ‘Vivacity’ by Negar Farajiani, contemporary artist were recently displayed at Etemad Gallery.

The series, including works created through the years 2010-2014, previously featured in the US and the UK and for the first time her exhibition hosted Iranian visitors, Honaronline reported.

In ‘Wrestling Quilt/Korsi’, a unique circle “imprisoned inside a square” was created by sewing pieces of textiles and thousands of matching pieces of cloth in various colors and patterns, portraying peace or combat, Farajiani added.

All the three collections are a reflection of time and displacement of concepts related to spaces, “placing the individual in a position to choose between playing a game or falling into deep slumber”.

In a note on the collection she said: “I thought of the puzzle concept from the confusion and jumble of meanings. By moving some pieces in a puzzle objects get displaced and become new objects with new meanings.”

Farajiani’s obsession with games runs through her artistic works. As was the case in her giant ‘Made-in-China’ Ball, her Factory Garden Project installation or Apt.12, No.1 installation in which all the furniture in a house was turned into children’s toys for a playground that she used to express the concept of identity.

Born in Iran in the historical city of Yazd, Farajiani is an Iranian painter, media artist, and freelance curator. She has had several solo exhibitions in Tehran and been part of group exhibitions in Dubai, London, Brazil, China, Japan, and the USA.

In 2009, Farajiani developed the “Puzzle” series, a concept derived “from the confusion and mishmash of meanings in our daily lives” as a result of globalization. In 2012, she held her first solo exhibition in the US, titled ‘Mix & UnMatch.’ In 2013, her projects were on display at the Emirates Financial Towers in Dubai, where she was announced one of the finalists for the Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize.