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Photos of Siblings in Art Installation

Photos of Siblings in Art InstallationPhotos of Siblings in Art Installation

There are over 200 photos of pairs of siblings from around the world on display at Ebne Sina Cultural Center in Tehran.

Installation artist, stage director and performance artist Arash Fanaian has designed and directed an exhibition of conceptual art installation titled ‘Wicker Canopy,’ Mehr News Agency reported.

The conceptual exhibit installed in approximate form of a canopy, features a considerable number of photographs showing over 400 sisters and brothers from various corners of the globe.

Wicker Canopy is a product of Movememt Art Group, based in Tehran, active in various visual arts and music events. It opened July 28 and will run through August 3.

Roya Shahandeh, Arezou Kheyri, Kiana Vahidi Manesh, Babak Qasemzadeh, Mahgol Seresht Ahmadi, Roza Karimi and Afshin Zarei are among the group members who collaborated with Fanaian in organizing the show.

The event was commissioned by Ebne Sina Cultural Center five weeks ago,” Fanaian said. It was on the occasion of the 10 days celebrated in Iran between the birth anniversary of Fatima Masumah (AS), daughter of the 7th Twelver Shia Imam, Musa al-Kadhim (AS) and that of his brother Imam Reza (AS), the 8th Imam of Shiites.

The 10-day period is called ‘Keramat’ (Dignity). To celebrate the event, Fanaian decided to collect ID photos of mixed gender siblings under 9, from all possible races and nationalities in the world.

“As soon as the idea came to my mind, I released a bilingual photo request notice on internet and said we would like to set up an art installation whose subject is compassion between sisters and brothers. Then I started to collect the photos with the help of friends, colleagues and other contacts,” Fanaian said.

 “Having come from various parts of the world, the photos are on display in a special arrangement. At the exhibit, we can see the photos from behind a loom built for weaving gabbeh (a hand-woven pile rug of coarse quality, characterized by an abstract design that relies on open fields of color and playful geometry).

Ebne Sina Cultural Center is located on North Iranzamin Avenue. Visiting hours are from 9 am-7 pm.

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