Rome exhibit to showcase “Hunting” by Leila Vismeh

April 24, 2016 - 9:46

TEHRAN – The MAC Maja Contemporary Art in Rome will put Iranian painter Leila Vismeh’s latest collection “The Hunting” on display during a solo exhibit to be held from May 6 to June 25. 

U.S. cartoonist and playwright James Grover Thurber’s 1939 fairytale “The Rabbits Who Caused All the Trouble” inspired the collection, Vismeh told Honaronline on Saturday. 

The story focuses on the oppressive relationship between the rabbits and the wolves that accuse the rabbits of causing all of the world’s calamities.

In her collection, Vismeh replaces the wolves with the rooster, which, as a virile and aggressive fighter, is the Persian symbol for masculinity.

Works from the series, which is composed of eleven large and medium-sized paintings, were put on show in an exhibition at Tehran’s Etemad Gallery during February.

Photo: A poster for Iranian painter Leila Vismeh’s exhibition, which will be held at the MAC Maja Contemporary Art in Rome from May 6 to June 25

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