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Finissage The Tree of All Seeds by Hana Shahnavaz

Hana Shahnavaz is a British-Iranian painter known for her vibrant paintings. They celebrate ancestral knowledge of healing in unison with the earth, told through stories inspired by Persian mythology and literature. Literary punctuations by Vafa Mehraeen. Musical interludes by Sanaz Zaresani.

Finissage The Tree of All Seeds by Hana Shahnavaz
Finissage The Tree of All Seeds by Hana Shahnavaz

Time & Location

17 Jun 2023, 14:00 – 18:00

Queens Brussels, Av. de la Reine 266, 1020 Bruxelles, Belgium

About the Event

Finissage Saturday 17/06/2023

Exhibition 27/05 - 17/06/2023

Friday & Saturday from 11am - 6pm and by appointment

Queens Brussels is pleased to invite you to the finissage of Hana Shahnavaz's exhibition The Tree of All Seeds on 17 June from 2-6 pm. 

RSVP is not mandatory but helps us organize the finissage.

Hana Shahnavaz (°1985), a British-Iranian artist known for her vivid, intricate paintings, invites viewers into her vibrant world. Drawing from Persian mythology and ancestral wisdom, her work embodies a deep bond with the earth. In her first solo exhibition in Belgium, the artist explores the feminine force of nature, celebrating its beauty, power, and fragility. She sees the Earth as a portal to infinite possibilities, holding within it the seeds of healing and abundance. By acknowledging our inherent connection to Mother Earth, the artist suggests we can nurture these seeds, transforming our world into a more abundant space. Her work encourages us to rediscover and cherish our bond with nature.

Literary work is presented by Iranian writer Vafa Mefraeen. The complementary texts will be offered in a limited edition. Vafa Mehraeen is an Iranian journalist, human rights activist and scholar in cognitive linguistics, philosophy and ethics. Since his arrival in Belgium, he has been a resident at Passa Porta, in the ICORN programme. This allowed him to continue his interdisciplinary research in security. 

Sanaz Zaresani is a singer from Iran whose songs and poems are about longing: for love, freedom and for self-determination. The songs are created against the background of a cultural symbiosis of Azerbaijani, Persian, Arabic, Turkish and Armenian musical traditions. This has given rise to a music that is characterised by a passionate vocal style and by complex and precisely crafted rhythms.

Sanaz is not only a singer, but also a poet. In her songs she cultivates the fine art of the word, for Iranians have always cultivated poetry, and music is a complement and embellishment of the lyric content.

The presence of Sanaz’s voice immediately has an intimate and emotional effect. The songs touch us and do not let go. Beguiled by the richness of these songs, by the beauty of the language and its timbres, her voice makes this music into a truly special experience.

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