Poetry is far more important to Iranians than most can imagine here in the U.S. It is a means of expression that covers everything from the most compelling political issues to the simplicity of everyday life.
There are more than fifty Jewish museums operating throughout the world, while institutions dedicated to Islamic culture are few and far between. The recent openings of the Islamic Art galleries at the MusÈe du Louvre in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York,
On Sunday, walking around MECA’s opening exhibition Spring, 2012, I was drawn to two curious works, not knowing they were by the same artist.
With the opening of MECA, a great deal of curiosity has emerged surrounding the founders behind this groundbreaking art center. We sat down with Eugene Lemay to discuss his role in bringing this project to life.
“My work is about a kind of a cry for help – for a resolution – for a kind of spirituality that would help us transcend our problem – and I feel that I don’t want to become overly melodramatic about it, but the truth is that they have become deeply existential issues – not just political issues”.