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Flag 19 by Sara Rahbar

Flag 19 by Sara Rahbar



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This poster is of a piece called Flag which was exhibited in the show 'Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East' held at the Saatchi Gallery in 2009.

Artist: Sara Rahbar

Dimensions: 70cm x 100cm

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Sara Rahbar was born in Tehran, yet was forced to leave with her family during the period of immense upheaval that followed the revolution in Iran and the start of the Iran-Iraq war. This distance, this proximity is developed by the artist, based on memory, longing and inertia in inhabiting tensions of dual disjuncture. Rahbar studied in London and New York, and now spends most of her productive life between Tehran and New York. In this going back and forth, an apocalyptic memory has been revised in her reworking of traditional materials into proto-contemporary textiles and textures of national belonging. The symbol of ideological and nationalistic violence, the Flag, has been one of the main focuses of her collage conversations and contestations.


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