Art And Culture

Sabri’s Installation Art in Taiwan

Sabri’s Installation Art in Taiwan
Sabri’s Installation Art in Taiwan

Acclaimed Iranian sculptor Kambiz Sabri will install his sculpture at the Asian Art Museum garden as part of an international competition in the 5th Asian Art Biennial in Taiwan.

The museum, which is set to become one of the top five in the world, had organized a competition to select three sculptors from around the world and display their artworks in the garden, Honaronline reports.

In the first phase of the competition, 14 finalists were selected, including Sabri, who travelled to Taiwan to present his work to a panel of jurors. He was chosen one of the three finalists.

Steel, metal and fiberglass are the materials Sabri will use to create his latest artwork, symbolizing Iranian-style architecture.

His installation will be sculpted in Iran and then transferred to Taiwan. “It will be installed in the front area of the museum; therefore, I will give my best to the artwork.”

The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (NTMoFA) will present the 5th edition from September 19 to December 6 under curator Iris Huang.

The theme of the exhibition is ‘Artist Making Movement’ and will reflect “the restlessness and instability” in today’s Asian society, “stemming from people’s feelings of discontent with life, dissipation of the so-called small pleasures in life, and security mechanism failures.”

Sabri, 48, got to know the arts during his childhood at the ‘Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults’, where he learned painting.

Abdolhossein Pazouki, a university professor in architecture, encouraged him to work in architectural firms. During this period, Kambiz became aware of his own artistic talents. He was accepted with top rank to the Department of Sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Tehran.

Coinciding with Sabri’s graduation in 2001, his entry in the 3rd Sculpture Biennial of Iran was awarded the special jury prize and was consequently purchased for the main archives of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts.

He has participated in several art exhibitions and taught in art faculties, designed award statuettes for different festivals, managed art exhibitions and coordinated the Iran Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennial.