Huma and Talismans, 2016
Morehshin Allahyari

3D Printed black resin sculpture, clear resin talismans
Sculpture: 15,2 x 30,5 x 12,7 cm
Talismans: 10,6 x 17,2 x 12,7 cm
Edition of 3 plus 2 artist’s proofs (AP 2/2)
(MALL040)
Courtesy: the artist and Upfor Gallery

Morehshin Allahyari’s ongoing project “She who sees the unknown” juxtaposes traditional myths and magic practices, with contemporary practices of story-telling, re-appropriation, and 3D scanning and printing, and archiving. For Agency, Allahyari presents an incarnation of the jinn Huma, the bringer of heat and fever, alongside a set of talismans, in opposition to Westernised and colonial discourses around climate change and global inequality.

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