Ongoing from April 14 - 24, 2020
In conjunction with WOMEN C(A)REATE
We believe today more than ever art can be used as a platform and medium to make people feel connected, engaged and in touch.
The original Triptych workshop with artist Negar Farajiani was planned to be organized in Tehran as part of WOMEN C(A)REATE. The exhibition closed early and events were cancelled due to the COVID19 pandemic and in response to advice of government and health organizations to avoid any unnecessary gatherings. Therefore, artist Negar Farajiani and curators Anahita Rezaallah and Elnaz Tehrani came up with the idea of organizing the workshop virtually.
Participants include women who have recovered from addiction as well as other interested individuals that are living around the world in countries that are facing lock-down such as Iran, Italy, Spain and Canada. They were contacted through digital platforms such as WhatsApp and Zoom in order to get familiar with the idea of the exhibition, the Triptych artwork and were invited to participate through the following steps.
In addition, they will receive a booklet by Farajiani with a summary of the workshop and images of the material that will be used.
Triptych Virtual Workshop Steps:
1. Participants write a few sentences about their current situation and feelings during the time of quarantine due to pandemic of COVID-19
2. Each participant chooses a few sentences from the texts written in step one
3. Each participant chooses a few poems or quotes from Persian literature that they think is relevant to the chosen sentences from step 2
4. Choose a few words made of rubber stamps, and decide how many times and where they should be used 5. Choose the fabrics and the size for each piece
6. Choose the arrangement of sentences and poems next to each other
7. Choose the fabrics to be used for the texts that will be sewn as patch work
8. Choose the color of fabric that would become the frame of the artwork and other accessories that will complete the piece
9. Negar Farajiani will finalize the work and sew the selected pieces together herself.
10. The final, collaborative work will be shared online.
Resources: Triptych Handbook by Negar Farajiani
Documentation Gallery below.
Negar Farajiani is a multidisciplinary artist and independent curator based in Tehran. Through her art Farajiani plays with the concept of space- both private and public- and is one of the few Iranian artists who practices social art though her projects such as Tehran Monoxide and Made in China. Farajiani’s work is focused on collaboration with artists, public and participatory actions regarding social and environmental issues. Her works have been presented both in Iran and internationally through exhibitions and lectures. Recent talks and exhibitions have been hosted by Yale Macmillan Center at Yale University-New Haven, UC Irvine- California, Silk Road Gallery-Tehran, Artissima art fair presented by Mariane Ibrahim gallery, Turin-Italy, the Centre for Contemporary Art at Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw-Poland, the Seattle Art Fair presented by Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Royal College of Art presented by Magic of Persia-London, the Pasfarda Arts and Cultural Exchange in Chicago, and Cheryli and Richard Ruszat Scholarship at the University of California- Irvine.