By Shir Mohammad Karimi
NOV 2021 | Critics Page
What a pain to hear a young woman cry, a thousand wishes gone. A child weeps for the father he has lost. These children did not choose where to be born. And yet, here we are. They are paying the biggest cost for this war of the world. To be witness to the explosion of a bomb in front of the girls school; one can never imagine. Their only crime was the desire to learn. This picture should be a source of shame for the world; it is a pure pain for us.
By Raphael Rubinstein
SEPT 2021 | The Miraculous
As the third wave of a deadly pandemic crashes through the nation, a painter sets up a storefront studio in a landmarked Lower Manhattan building that has served as a communications hub for nearly a century. Surrounded by stacks of folded cloth, she is visible through the window to passersby as she works with a pair of scissors and a sewing machine, cutting up and stitching together fragments of curtains, bedsheets, dish towels, womens suits, embroidered tablecloths, brocade upholstery, scarves, mens long sleeve shirts, knitted blankets and countless other remnants from the realm of everyday textiles.