BAHAR TAHERI | LOGOS
From January 11 to February 16, 2020.
We are thrilled to present the first solo exhibition of Iranian born artist Bahar Taheri.
With her project “Logos,” artist Bahar Taheri uses print, painting, and video to dismantle, reconstruct, and reimagine the city of Jerusalem’s most iconic religious structures, present and past: the Muslim Dome of the Rock, the Jewish Temple of Solomon, and the Christian Church of the Holy Sepulchre. These she deconstructs into an array of visual components or building blocks, combining and recombining them in unfolding architectural forms, in a reflection upon contemporary religious and political discourses and their seemingly paradoxical condition of simultaneous permanence and flux.
Bahar Taheri was born in Tehran and grew up in a milieu where the discussion of politics was as commonplace as talking about the weather is here in Montreal, where she currently lives and works. Taheri’s artistic practice focuses on the political power of o architecture, specifically its capacity to stand in for political and religious ideologies or structures, and as a silent witness to historical events.
Reception with the artist on saturday January 11, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.