Siah Armajani: Follow This Line
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In Tehran, children walking home from school would scrape their pencils against the walls, tracing their paths through the city and chanting "follow this line". Siah Armajani (born 1939) recounts that this simple gesture speaks to the desire to mark one's presence in space. This publication asks visitors to follow the artist across a shifting terrain, first within the context of pre-revolution Iran, and later, postwar and present-day America. Published to accompany Armajani's first major US retrospective, this catalogue is his most comprehensive publication to date. Developed in close collaboration with the artist, it offers new scholarship on his six-decade-long career and also includes previously unpublished texts. Contributions by Nazgol Ansarinia, Sam Durant, Barbad Golshiri and Slavs and Tatars speak to Armajani's influence on a younger generation of artists based in the United States, Europe and the Middle East.
ISBN 9781935963196. Walker Art Center/The Metropolitan Museum of Art.