Published in on the occasion of the exhibition of the same title organised by the Walker Art Center and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018-1019. With essays by various contributors, selected writings by Siah Armajani and other artists' texts. Chronology, list of works, selected exhibition history and bibliography included in the reference section. 

'Siah Armajani: Follow This Line is the first comprehensive US retrospective devoted to the work of Minneapolis-based artist Siah Armajani. Born in Tehran in 1939, Armajani moved to Minnesota in 1960 to attend Macalester College in St. Paul. He has lived and worked in the Twin Cities ever since, while exhibiting internationally.

Armajani is best known today for his works of public art—bridges, gazebos, gardens, reading rooms—sited across the United States and Europe. Near the Walker, the artist’s landmark 375-foot Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge connects Loring Park to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. This groundbreaking exhibition spans six decades of the artist’s studio practice and engages a range of references—from Persian calligraphy to the manifesto, letter, and talisman; from poetry to mathematical equations and computer programming; from the Abstract Expressionist canvas to the vernacular architecture of rural America, Bauhaus design, and Russian Constructivism.' - from the Walker Art Center website

Access level

Onsite

Location code MON.ARS2
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2018

No of pages

448

ISBN / ISSN

9781935963196

No of copies

1

Content type

artist monograph, 

catalogue

Chapter headings

Essays

An Aesthetic of Exile: Siah Armajani's Performative Practice

- Clare DAVIES

Profane Illuminations: The Early Works

- Hamed YOUSEFI

Siah Armajani: Between Zero and One

- Victoria SUNG

"Imagine the Earth as a Ball of Twine": Armajani's Films

- Eric CROSBY

Old World, Odd World: Siah Armajani and American Ordinary Architecture

- Valérie MAVRIDORAKIS

Siah Armajani: Public Art and Its Problems 

- David HODGE

Artists' Texts

Proposal for a Bridge in Tehran: Landscapes

- Nazgol ANSARINIA

Failing Armajani, Armajani Failing

- Barbad GOLSHIRI

Art Is a Schoolhouse and a Tomb

- Sam DURANT

Texts by Siah Armajani

Manifesto: Public Sculpture in the Context of American Democracy

Persian Period: 1955–1964

Notes on Dictionary for Building, 1974–1975

The Essence of Architectural Space

Notes on Exile

Contributions to Design Quarterly

Siah Armajani: Follow This Line
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