Forever Under Construction

Most Wanted

Posted in Art, Terrorism by homeyra on July 13, 2007

Intersection For the Arts
May, June 2007
Photos: courtesy of Taraneh Hemami


Open to interpretation by Nirmala Natarage, SF Station, excerpts: “Hemami’s work emerged from a poster she found on an official U.S. government website shortly after 9/11: a low-resolution image of the most wanted international terrorists. Strangely, no names were associated with the blurry faces, which gets to the very absurdity of the poster’s encouragement of fear-laden vigilantism on the part of “unmarked” Americans.”

The wall of names

“… Arabic script […] they can be seen as pretty, exotic, and abstruse, decorative … Or, if you’re a staunch adherent of homeland security, the writing could very well be a terrorist manifesto. The point is that all of these options are viable, depending on who’s looking at them.”

Beaded curtain

Fingerprint Wall

Review at Art Fever: Taraneh Hemami at Intersections (SF)
See artist’s homepage for reviews, interviews and previous projects


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  1. مسافر صلح said, on July 14, 2007 at 12:12 pm

    از لينكتون ممنون!

    homeyra: 🙂

  2. 99 said, on July 15, 2007 at 1:10 am

    Just wanted to stop in from the Moonbase of the Great Satan to gasp about Ann El Khoury’s latest post. Bless her, it sent me screaming naked off a cliff again. 😛

  3. homeyra said, on July 15, 2007 at 5:37 am

    Thanks 99, I saw Ann’s great article and have it on the “New” section of the blogroll under “Skin-whitening”.
    Here is Amina Mire’s article in Counterpunch:
    The emerging skin-whitening industry.

  4. 99 said, on July 15, 2007 at 8:53 am

    Thanks for the link, but I think I will wait till I can see straight again from the videos at Ann’s. That stuff sets me off. People are so vicious to themselves, to each other, over such superficial ego blather. And just when I thought I was simmering down, Amina pipes up that Israel is one of the leading producers of skin-whitening products. My head is now sticking through my roof….

  5. Most Wanted Women said, on December 5, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Yeah, law enforcement agencies worldwide have a tendency to ask for citizens help in finding alleged criminals without giving an explanation as to why their wanted. Yes, it is absurd to expect people to remember fugitives faces without any additional information to reinforce memory recall. I’ve found cash reward really jogs the memory. Lol!

  6. Luke said, on January 17, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I really loved that post, I am a little puzzled, and have a quick question. May I send you an email?

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