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(Iranian, b. 1980)
Archival pigment print
Image: 37 x 55.4 cm (14 9/16 x 21 13/16 in.); Paper: 40.9 x 57.3 cm (16 1/8 x 22 9/16 in.)
Purchased with funds donated by Amy and Neil Viny 2017.110.5
© Gohar Dashti
Edition: Edition of 20
Gohar Dashti’s Stateless series comprises eight metaphorical tableaux that evoke the purgatory experienced by refugees throughout the world today. “Hoping for a better life,” writes Dashti, “they struggle in a never-ending limbo. . . . The sky becomes the ceiling and the mountains become the walls of their new homes, because Nature is the only place that promises shelter, an eternal and everlasting refuge.”
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