Luminous Muqarna: Soo Sunny Park

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Mar 18 2017 - Jun 18 2017

This immersive installation transforms the Mary Sommer Room into a mesmerizing world of light, shadow, and brilliant color. It comes to Brattleboro directly from the Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival in the United Arab Emirates, for which it was created. Park writes: “A muqarna is a way of transforming a vault, often in entranceways. The vault is a structural element necessary to make space amidst heavy building materials like stone. The muqarna makes the functional element into a welcoming and meditative space. In that sense I think of muqarnas as early examples of installation art in Islamic architecture.”

  • Installation
  • Asian
  • Contemporary
  • Soo Sunny Park

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