"Written Room" A site-specific installation at Fondazione Merz, Turin.
Music / Mercan Dede Soho Sound People
Produced / Arden Zahedi-Bogucka
Az Kolecion e London (2011)
"The Space Between Ornament and Language " Parastou Forouhar "....Calligraphy is about the Rhythm and not Meaning - you go with the Rhythm and Meaning becomes more Un-important - it is just an space between ornaments and the language" Parastou Forouhar Iranian-born Berlin-based Artist Parastou Forouhar
"Turning tragedy into a source of creativity, or why art doesn’t have to be street art to be politically subversive"
One November evening in 1998, Iranian intellectuals and activists Dariush and Parvaneh Forouhar, supporters of the democratically elected Prime Minister, were savagely murdered in their home in Tehran. Their devastated daughter, Berlin-based artist Parastou Forouhar, channeled her grief in the language she spoke most fluently: art — powerful, poignant, subversive art that pulls you into its uncomfortable beauty with equal parts urgency and mesmerism. In, Parastou Forouhar: Art, Life and Death in Iran, London-based writer and curator Rose Issa has gathered some of Forouhar’s most provocative yet poetic work from the artist’s exhibitions in Germany, exploring everything from democracy to women’s rights to her parents’ brutal murder. (Maria Popova)