No Man's Land: Talk and Silent Disco by Darvish Fakhr

Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London

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Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street Marylebone W1G 7LP
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Thu 19th Apr 2018

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Where:Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP
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Times:18.00 - 22.00
Admission:£12 general, £10 concessions and £6 Asia House members book tickets at asiahousearts.org

About the event

Inspired by Creative Revolution - Darvish Fakhr, No Man’s Land
Asia House, London - 19 – 27 April 2018

On the 19th of April at Asia House, Iranian-American artist Darvish Fakhr will inaugurate his latest exhibition, No Man’s Land, with a talk by acclaimed British dancer and choreographer Akram Khan MBE and a silent disco event in celebration of artistic freedom, movement and space.

Movement is a key part of creative practice for Fakhr, who refers to his studio as his cosmic gym, an aphorism reflective of his process, which involves working with his body as well as paint. Through predominantly oil paintings and charcoal drawings, the exhibition is inspired by Iranian protest installation The Stone Garden and examines ideas about space, boundaries and the tension caused by power imbalance.

No Man’s Land references the remarkable story of the deaf-mute Iranian farmer Darvish Esfandiarpour and his silent rebellion against the land reforms of the 1960s. When his land was confiscated during the White Revolution of the Shah of Iran’s regime in 1963, he enacted a unique form of resistance. Over almost have a century, he assembled heavy stones on dead trees, giving birth to the Stone Garden - a site of both devastation and rebirth where he performed ceremonial dances as part of his unique emotional response.

During the silent disco, the audience will be encouraged to move freely. Like Esfandiarpour, who was deaf and mute, they will be given a space to experiment with the motion of the body in space.

Official Link: http://www.darvish.com



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