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Mania Akbari at Xerxes Fine Arts in London


November 13, 2008 - December 6, 2008
Xerxes Fine Arts, London


Devastation 4
Digital Print on Canvas
90 cm x 270 cm


Mania Akbari's artistic excellence spans various media - she is an accomplished artist, a lauded actress and an award winning film maker.


Mania Akbari starred in Abbas Kiarostami's "Ten", the legendary filmmaker's interpretation of Akbari's life and a perfect example of art imitating life imitating art. In 2004 Mania Akbari directed, co-wrote and co-produced "20 Fingers" which won the prize for best film in the Digital section of the Venice Film Festival. Following that success Akbari faced a personal challenge after being diagnosed with cancer. Akbari documented her battle against the disease in the film "10+4" which revolved around the filmmaker's uncertainty as to whether she would live to finish the film. "10+4" was screened at numerous film festivals and received the prize for best film at both the Nantes Film Festival and the Kerala Film Festival.


Is she Mania? Yes, she is. Are you sure?

Digital Print on Canvas
100 cm x 240 cm

This is Mania. This is not Mania.

Digital Print on Canvas
90 cm x 220 cm


Mania uses large scale photography, film and video installations to create visually stunning art. The enthralling aesthetics are accompanied by deeply resonating messages on the female role in society and on society's treatment of women over several millennia of human socialisation.


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