Siah Armajani: Dialogue with Democracy

May 10, 2008—September 21, 2008

Location: Bloch Building, Gallery L8

Iranian-born American sculptor Siah Armajani uses simple sculptural forms to convey complex ideas. Twelve works from the collection of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will be available for viewing May 10 to Sept. 21, 2008 in Gallery L8 of the Bloch building. Armajani finds the ideals of democracy embodied in models, chairs, doors, bridges and other objects. Each piece is a fusion of fine and applied art principles, a wedding of abstract idea and function. Through sculptural forms and architectural structures he seeks to recover art's connection with ordinary experience.

Note: The lecture by Siah Armajani at the Kansas City Public Library on Sept. 18 has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.

This exhibition is supported by the Campbell-Calvin Fund and Elizabeth C. Bonner Charitable Trust for exhibitions. Midwest Airlines is the official airline sponsor.

Image: Siah Armajani, American, b. 1939. Elements #16, 1985-1988. Steel, aluminum, wood and paint. Gift of the artist in honor of Martin and Mildred Friedman. F98.25.1A-D.

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