Lawrie Shabibi is delighted to announce its second participation in The Armory Show (Booth F15, Pier 92), the leading art fair in New York, held between 7 – 11 March. Lawrie Shabibi will be showing a new body of work by Shahpour Pouyan as part of the Focus section, curated by Gabriel Ritter, Curator and Head of Contemporary Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Ritter’s Focus section explores notions of the digital body/ corpse/corpus, highlighting artists that broadly address questions such as how the digital can re-imagine the human body, or a body of work, and how technology can reanimate the past, or a past body of work.
Shahpour Pouyan’s monumental sculpture The Machine is shown together with related new works from his Miniatures series. Pouyan’s Miniatures employ means both digital and manual to eradicate the figures and anachronistic details from illustrated historical manuscripts, whilst The Machine makes physical something lacking from these Miniatures. The project, in progress for the last five years, is Pouyan’s response to the breakdown of the Arab Spring. At the time much talk, including serious journalism, related to how the protests and demonstrations that swept across the region were the Middle East’s “Enlightenment” or “French Revolution” – that hundreds of years later history and the course of human destiny was catching up.
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