“I find that through the study of women, you get to the heart—the truth—of the culture.”—Shirin Neshat
The first New York solo show for Vienna-based artist, Sissi Farassat, recently opened at Edwynn Houk. Farassat, born in Iran, but reared in Austria, brings a unique fusion of Persian and Viennese influences into her work. A careful study of these photographs, reveals thousands of hand-stitched sequins, crystals and beads she uses to transform her photographs from one medium into another.
Of course, Farassat, isn’t the first to take a photograph, manipulate it by hand, and to create something new. What is wonderful about her work, however, is the attention and the commitment to the idea that a photograph possesses endless possibilities. —Lane Nevares
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