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Siah Armajani

Return to Exile

By MURTAZA VALI

From wooden reading rooms to cold, glassy installations, an artist adapts the vernacular architecture of rural America to reflect on communal space and political alienation.

MURDER IN TEHRAN, 2009, laminiated maple, glass, felt, cloth, 

cast body parts, meat cleaver, paint, 335.3 x 182.9 x 182.9 cm. 

All images courtesy the artist and Max Protetch Gallery, New York. 

DICTIONARY FOR BUILDING: LOADING DOCK, 1974–75, mixed media, 29 x 30 x 30 cm.


Siah Armajani’s most recent work, Murder in Tehran (2009), shown…

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