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  • Reza Aramesh, Action 165, Study of the Head as Cultural Artifact, 2016, handcarved Carrara marble, 17 3/4 × 10 × 10". From the series “Study of the Head as Cultural Artifact,” 2016–.

    Reza Aramesh

    AB-ANBAR

    Reza Aramesh uses fine craftsmanship to engage with such pressing issues as the sublimation of violence by contemporary media. In his recent exhibition “At 11:57 am Wednesday 23 October 2013,” he presented photographs, marble heads, and vases that had been handmade following ancient Greek methods, then fired in a kiln in Iran. The show’s title refers to the precise time of the British tabloid the Daily Mail’s publication online of an article reporting a beheading, believed to be an honor killing, that took place in Afghanistan. A couple who were having a love affair were reportedly kidnapped,

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