JAMM Art Gallery is pleased to present The Rose and the Nightingale: A Persian Iconography, a group exhibition curated by Maneli Keykavoussi. The exhibition features works by Navid Azimi Sajadi, Masoumeh Bakhtiari, Ladan Boroujerdi, Dariush Hosseini, Farid Jafari Samarghandi, Farideh Lashai, Farshid Mesghali, Hooman Mortazavi, Tarlan Rafiee, Amin Roshan, Yashar Samimi Mofakham, Rozita Sharafjahan, Rasool Soltani and Gizella Varga Sinai.
The rose and the nightingale (gol o bolbol) have been used in Persian literature and visual imagery for many centuries. In literature, the rose and the nightingale have symbolised both earthly and spiritual love: the rose as a metaphor for perfection, beauty and the beloved, sometimes self-absorbed and cruel; and the nightingale representing the lover or the poet who sings endlessly his passion and devotion for the rose.
The exhibition explores various ways in which contemporary Iranian artists have poignantly transformed a symbol of decorative and non-critical vocabulary into a pungent expression of critical thought.
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