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Documenta 11
8 June - 15 September 2002

Documenta / 2002 / Tour / Fridericianum

 
 

Chohreh Feyzdjou

Chohreh Feyzdjou

* 1955 Tehran, Iran,
+1996 Paris, France

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Boutique Product of Chohreh Feyzdjou,
1973 - 1993
Installation

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A child of Jewish family in Iran, Chohreh Feyzdjou grew up in a Muslim society. In 1975 she went to Paris to continue the art degree she had begun in Tehran. Much of her work has to do with homelessness, being uprooted, being a stranger.

Reflecting ironically upon consumer society and the art market, she creates her own products out of cheap materials, which are then labeled with the trademark "Product of Chohreh Feyzdjou". They were generally kept in a kind of storage room (the "Boutique") and cataloged, just as her rolled-up or otherwise packed-up works from an earlier time, which she has, in this way, recycled and recontextualized. Everything is covered with black pigment, as if shrouded in darkness. Some boxes store simply a black mass.

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