I Have No Faith Left for the Devil to Take
Content: In recent years Sara Rahbar has become recognized for her ongoing Flag series (2008-Present) in which traditional fabrics and objects are reworked as collages that form various incarnations of the American and Iranian flag, exploring ideas of national belonging, as well as the conflicting role of flags as symbols of ideological and nationalistic violence. The first book to examine the practice of Sara Rahbar, including her early installations for the Queens Museum of Art, a photographic series made in Tehran, and the politically inspired textile-based works, all which use historically charged materials and forms. Design by Office of Paul Sahre with Ramona Heiligensetzer. Essay by Catherine Grenier, adjunct director of Centre Pompidou, and interview with Elaine W. Ng. [From ArtAsiaPacific Publishing]
Classroom Applications and Extension Resources:
To watch the interview with Sara Rahbar by Outreach Center Curriculum Coordinator Anna Mudd click here. [Recording was conducted in a virtual classoom and will open through Java. It may take a moment for the video and presentation images to load.]
For suggested classroom discussion questions and activities to accompany this video click here. (Sara's work is also featured in the full lesson plan "Art, Identity, and Sept. 11th," which can be downloaded on the Teaching Resources page.)
See Sara Rahbar's website here.
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