Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Convertibles and Polygons

The Islamic Golden Age gave us algebra and a host of other mathematical advancements, so it’s no surprise geometry often plays a part in Islamist art. Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian showcases the power of concise and repeating calcite figures in her installation Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Convertibles and Polygons. Mirrored surfaces and painted glass refract and reflect back on themselves in her work. Each point of intersection is symbolic, such as the points of a star referencing the five senses or triangles representing harmony. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 12:15 to 7 p.m. Sundays. Through January 25. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Nov. 21. Continues through Jan. 25, 2012

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