A Monobrow Manifesto

A Monobrow Manifesto, an installation for the Frieze Sculpture Park, in London’s Regent’s Park and an encore appearance at the 10th Sharjah Biennale.

 

The monobrow is an epiphenomenon through which we can demystify the conflict between West and East often accepted as received wisdom. If in the West, the monobrow has been associated with delinquent behaviour (Victorian England) or werewolves (France), in the Middle East and the Caucasus, the monobrow is a sign of virility and sophistication. That is, if in the southern parts of Eurasia, the monobrow is hot, in the US and Europe, it’s clearly not

Inflatable: 
2010
PVC, print, helium, 300 cm diameter sphere

Balloons:
2011
Rubber, silk-screen, 11"

 

 

 

(front) Legendary Persian epic hero Roustam 

A Monobrow Manifesto at Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, 2011