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Tawaf/ Sa'y: Mankind, 2013




Tawaf/ Sa’y appropriates text from Hajj the meditative memoir of Ali Shariati (1933-1977), the Iranian sociologist, revolutionary and philosopher. In his memoir, Shariati states “ Hajj is the combination of Tawaf and Sa’y. It resolves the contradictions that have confused mankind throughout history: Materialism or idealism? Rationalism or enlightenment? This world or the hereafter? Epicureanism or asceticism? The will of Allah or the will of man? To rely on Him or the will of man? To rely on Him or rely on oneself? ---Both! ... A lesson not by words perception, science nor philosophy but by showing you an example of a human… a black Ethiopian slave and a mother. It is Hajar!” -Hajj, Ali Shariati ----- Tawaf/ Say is a series of 12 text paintings with 3 subseries, totalling 36. This work is also available as a Limited Edition signed archival pigment print Edition of 50. A signed Certificate Of Authenticity is provided with the work.

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225.00 x 22.50 x 1.00 in | 571.50 x 57.15 x 2.54 cm

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