Sara Rahbar, ‘Love left as Easily as it Came, Darkness Fell and We had no One Left to Blame ’, 2011, Carbon 12

From "restless violence", the artist's second solo exhibition at Carbon 12, Dubai, March-May 2012.

There is as well a publication accompanying that show, "Restless Violence", ISBN 978 3 200 02551 6.

Signature: Sara Rahbar, title and date, back side of the tarp on the upper part

Sharjah Biennial 2013.

"Restless Violence", at Carbon 12, Dubai, March-May 2012.

Restless Violence, published by Carbon 12, at the occasion of the show
ISBN 978 3 200 02551 6

The work is the property of The Sharjah Art Foundation, part of their permanent collection.

About Sara Rahbar

In her mixed-media sculptures and installations, New York-based artist Sara Rahbar explores the human condition and emotions in work that takes shape from collected objects gathered from her surroundings. Rahbar received earlier acclaim for her “Flag” series (2005—15), for which she explored the iconography of the American flag, probing her emotional attachment to the country, the concept of the American Dream, and ideas of violence, power, and war in works consisting of textiles and collected objects. This strategy of combining disparate items to create new forms characterizes Rahbar’s subsequent works, which incorporate antiquated weapons, cast bronze, and other vintage materials and textiles. The pieces ultimately become manifestations of the artist’s quest to understand identity and the need to belong. For Rahbar, the meaning of her sculptures rests not in the translation of individual parts into a collective whole but the interaction between the distinct components and the ways their respective histories converse with one another.

Iranian, b. 1976, Tehran, Iran, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

Salvation, Carbon 12, Dubai
Swarming, Carbon 12, Dubai