Curator John Schuerman will provide an introduction to the exhibition The Other Four, followed by “Eyes Should Be Washed,” a performance art piece by artists Pedram Baldari, Katayoun Amjadi, and Nooshin Hakim Javadi. In “Eyes Should Be Washed,” performers grate many, many onions in front of the audience. This act, through the smell of the onions, brings tears to stimulated eyes in order to wash/clean them. The work is a dialogue with Iranian Poet Sohrab Sepehri, whose poems call for change in perception to find peace within self. In some cultures, especially Iranian culture, crying is considered as an act of soul cleansing and is practiced through religious rituals.
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Steven M. Andersen is perhaps best known for the creation of Vermillion Editions Limited, a large, well-equipped fine art print studio that started in Minneapolis’ Warehouse District in 1977. Through Vermillion as well as Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE) in Long Island, NY, The Cooper Union, Styria Studio and Parsons School of Design in New York City, Andersen has worked with some of the mostView Exhibition