Governors Island, New York
Carbon 12 will exhibit a series of carefully selected representative works by the Tehran born-New York based artist Sara Rahbar (b.1976), from the 2010-2011 War series, along with other recent sculptural works and a work from the Flag series.
The collected vintage materials, assembled to create Rahbar's contemporary textiles and sculptures, have a strong connection with the 19th century and early 20th century history of the United Sates and what the Island represent as a historical landmark. These assemblages and sculptures are representation of power structures that dominated our nations and societies worldwide, and an homage to the common man, the blue-collared workers, the anonymous men and women who used their bodies to build/defend/maintain our cities/nations. Rahbar’s formal approach reflects the human suffering, beautifies the tensions and lament which is so universal to our world since the first industrial revolution.