Opening Reception for "Language of Love" by Fariba Abedin

Join Spring Street Artist Fariba Abedin for the Opening Reception for "Language of Love"

ou are cordially invited to the opening reception of Fariba Abedin's art installation,
"Language of Love" at the Tank Project Space at Spring Street Studios, on
February 5th from 6-9 pm.  The installation opens on January 24th and is
on view through March 5th.

"Language of Love" is an installation of four years of continuous work.
This installation is a journey through the love letters of the 13th
century, world-renowned Iranian poet Mawlana Rumi.  Rumi has been
described as the "Most Popular, and the Best Selling Poet" in the United
States. Rumi's doctrine advocates unlimited tolerance, positive reasoning,
goodness, charity, and awareness through love.  His peaceful and tolerant
teaching has appealed to people of all sects and creeds around the world.
For Rumi, The truest of love is the love of the divine, and that is the
ground as well as the goal of all existence.

In this installation, Rumi's poems are accompanied by projection of Abedin's
geometric and calligraphic paintings done in the last four years, along
with suspended sculptural elements to bring the walls and poetry to life.
Two of the words most repeated throughout the installation are love and
mercy (aeshq and rahmah). These two words not only have graceful
calligraphic qualities but also are the foundation of successful personal
and societal relationships.

There is a background of Iranian contemporary music by the Persian Maestro
Bijan Mortazavi, one of the most prominent musicians, violinists, and
song-writers residing in the United States.  A music as powerful as the
lyrics.  The recitation of the poems is in English and Persian in Abedin's own

In combining contemporary Persian visual art, music, calligraphy,
sculpture, and some of Rumi's most beautiful love poems, Abedin 
celebrates the culture of  her native Iran.  It is her hope to bring a cross-cultural
understanding to the people of the world through art.  This exhibition is
a message of love, peace, and unity to all.

As Rumi describes; "Listen with the ears of tolerance, see through the
eyes of compassion, and speak with the language of love!"

Feb 5, 2015
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Thursday Time & Price:
6:00pm-9:00pm Free
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Houston, TX 77266-6494


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