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Collection Online as of April 13, 2024

Untitled #8

Untitled #8

(Iranian, b. 1980)
Image: 37 x 55.4 cm (14 9/16 x 21 13/16 in.); Paper: 40.9 x 57 cm (16 1/8 x 22 7/16 in.)
© Gohar Dashti
Location: not on view


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.”
  • Gohar Dashti, Gohar Dashti Photos:2005-2015, Tehran: Mohsen Gallery, 2015.
    Gohar Dashti, Stateless, Milan: Vanillaedizioni, 2016.
    Beate Cegielska and Anne-Lone Krog, eds., In Between/George Awde, Gohar Dashti, Tanya Habjouqa, Omar Imam and Stefanie Zofia Schulz, Aarhus, Denmark: Galleri Image, 2016.
  • {{cite web|title=Untitled #8|url=false|author=Gohar Dashti, Robert Klein Gallery|year=2014–2015|access-date=13 April 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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