Behind the Scenes: Installation of Farhad Moshiri’s “Flying Carpet”
On Monday, January 30, the Aga Khan Museum’s exhibitions team installed a spectacular new piece in their first-floor Museum Collections gallery.
Titled “Flying Carpet,” this whimsical piece by artist Farhad Moshiri is one of more than two dozen works in the world-premiere exhibition “Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians.” The piece features a generic aircraft cut out of 32 Persian carpets, each nearly 3 metres wide, carefully stacked on top of each other.
Special permission was obtained to install “Flying Carpet” in our first-floor gallery for “Contemporary Persians” by the exhibition’s curator, Dr. Fereshteh Daftari. The piece is on display through June 4, 2017.
“Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians” is on from February 4 to June 4, 2017 at the Aga Khan Museum. For details, visit: www.agakhanmuseum.org/contemporary-persians
- Related from Toronto Star: Looking past bans, burkas and oppression – No single statement, but Iranian art exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum reawakens a sense of connection, writes Murray Whyte. https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/visualarts/2017/02/11/looking-past-bans-burkas-and-oppression.html
- Related at Toronto Life: A look at the splendid, politically charged pieces at the Aga Khan Museum’s massive new Iranian art exhibition http://torontolife.com/culture/art/aga-khan-contemporary-persians-rebel-jester-mystic-poet-gallery/
- Related: Senior Arts Editor Jazz.FM91, Mark Wigmore speaks to Mohammed Afkhami: POLITICS, CULTURE CLASH THANKS TO CONTEMPORARY IRANIAN ART EXHIBIT https://www.jazz.fm/index.php/component/content/article/15236
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