Haiti artists forge int’l reputation with art made of junk
Art / Arts/Entertainment

Haiti artists forge int’l reputation with art made of junk

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Amid a maze of car repair shops in Haiti’s gritty capital, Andre Eugene pitches a shredded tire he found atop a towering sculpture he built out of rusty engine parts, bed springs and other cast-off junk. “This is what I do: I work with the garbage of the world,” says Eugene, … Continue reading

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Middle East

A show about ‘nothing:’ famed Iranian artist makes US debut

  WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) — Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli has built a successful career around the concept of nothing. Tanavoli creates sculptures of the word “heech,” which means “nothing” in Persian. The abstract shapes he fashions using Iran’s centuries-old calligraphic nastaliq script have cemented his reputation as the father of modern Iranian art. Tanavoli’s first … Continue reading