May 13, 2015 NADA, New York 2015
14th – 17th May, 2015
Carbon 12 is delighted to announce its first participation at NADA, New York with a solo presentation by Sara Rahbar.
The 21st century human condition is visualised by assemblages of collected tools of trade satisfying basic human needs and referring to memory and ideological symbols. The artist’s Neo Dadaist and Constructivist references create direct physical arrangements constituting her visual language. The formal quality of her wall sculptures is strongly present. The artworks are rich in textures, layers, colour compositions and art historical references.
The dialogue between the viewer and the work is swift and immediately represents the various battlefields mankind is confronted with. The collected objects are wheels, batons, shoe forms, sticks, weapons and other tools of trade expressing workers soliloquy, those tools are all to satisfy basic human needs such as shelter, safety, food and clothing.
b. 1976, Iran. Lives and works in New York, USA
Rahbar pursued an interdisciplinary study program in New York and at London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Her work ranges from photography, sculpture to mixed media installation and always stems from her personal experiences. While her initial practice explored more autobiographical ideas of national belonging originating from her Iranian/American history, her current practice has evolved to address issues of the human condition on a broader-scale. Rahbar has exhibited widely in art institutions including but not limited to Queensland Museum, Sharjah Art foundation, The Centre Pompidou and Mannheimer Kunstverein, and is included in the permanent collections of the Britisch Museum, The Centre Pompidou and the Burger Collection amongst others.