Marcel Mauer on Siah Armajani published on INVENTARIO Bookzine
In early April 2015, with the collaboration of Parasol Unit Art Gallery in London, Marcel Mauer publishes on Inventario Bookzine an extensive article on the life and work of Sirian born American artist. Extract below, to read more get your copy of Inventario from best art bookshops worldwide.
“I love people, conceptually”. Despite the fact that Siah Armajani’s artworks sit in public space, it would be all too simple to classify his production as ‘public art’ as their sphere of significance is only partially fulfilled by their openness and accessibility […] “I cannot be around people, I cannot go to parties, I just don’t have that kind of a feeling, so I try to avoid people as much as I can. But, conceptually, I love people. All my life is dedicated to doing something for the people, but I personally am not”.
Recently brought to the attention of European art scene by the exhibition ‘Siah Armajani, An Ingenious World’ at the Parasol Unit in London, the work of the Sirian born American artist is genuinely complex, somewhat tangent to the circuit of New York galleries and yet profoundly connected to the history and philosophy of the United States, in particular, and the Western world, more in general. Armajani is at once poet, sculptor, architect and, most importantly, a critical thinker. His complex production cannot be addressed without a glimpse into his biography […]
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