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First solo exhibition of a famous artist
STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery presents 'The River is Within Us', Shirazeh Houshiary's first solo exhibition in Southeast Asia. The artist is well known for her multimedia installations like 'Breath' - a collateral event at the 55th Venice Biennale and 'East Window' for St Martins in the Fields in London.
Jimmy Choo and Victoria Beckham awarded her with site commissions within the fashion industry. MOMA and the Guggenheim are among many other museums who collect her works.
The artist who was born in Iran and currently lives in UK. She is a multi-talented artist who is keen to emphasise the interconnectivity of humanity.
Her latest artworks will be shown together with 'Breath' at STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery. With 'The River Is Within Us', Houshiary worked with thin layers of handmade paper and Perspex, illuminating a selected single word in Hebrew, Sanskrit, Arabic, Mandarin and Latin. She is interested in words and the fact that all cultures have tried to preserve their languages.
According to writer and critic Sue Hubbard, "language is what connects us to civilisation and to the wider universe. We speak, therefore we are. It defines us as sentient, imaginative beings." Text has been employed by Houshiary here as a means to "capture breath", symbolic of one's "own existence, transcending name, nationality and cultures."
Shirazeh Houshiary and Sue Hubbard: In Conversations will be held on 19 March 2.30pm. Free Entry.
Regular guided tours Tue & Thu 11.30am
Sat 2.30pm (except 19 March)
Japanese language guided tours Sat 23 Apr 1.30pm
Mon 25 Apr 11.30am
STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery
41 Robertson Quay, 238236
Telp: 6336 3663
Time: 19 March to 7 May 2016