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03/22/11

Shahram Entekhabi's "A Taste of Gold" Solo Show in Mexico

Curated by Raul Zamudio Pristine Galerie
26 March at 17:00 - 27 April at 22:30


www.entekhabi.org

A Taste of Gold is a solo exhibition by Berlin-based, Iranian artist Shahram Entekhabi. The exhibition takes its title from a work in the exhibition titled Golden Edition (2011). The work is a large photograph of a Muslim woman elegantly dressed head-to-toe in Burqa and wearing boxing gloves. The traditional Islamic orthodox covering is, however, adorned with actual gold glitter on top of the picture's surface.

Continuing with the artist's exploration of Islamic culture in the world-at-large, Entekhabi's works in the exhibition mix humor with a critical eye in addressing exile, xenophobia and the tension arising from the clash of tradition and the contemporaneous, religion and the secular world, and ultimately between his native country of Iran and the West. The exhibition brings together works-on-paper, photography, and video.

A Taste of Gold is the first solo exhibition of this Iranian artist presented in Mexico.


72 Virgins Shahram Entekhabi, 2009 Video, photographs

PRISTINE GALERIE
Blvd. Puerta del Sol 1195 Colinas de San Jeronimo
Monterrey, Mexico
+52(81) 8218.9925 , +52(81) 8218.9926
www.pristinegalerie.com

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