The exhibition »Die Motive des Paradieses« (Motifs of Paradise) shows the artistic results of the cooperation between Akademie Schloss Solitude with children of the Maria Montessori Elementary School Hausen. From February 25 to 28 the Iranian artist Mamak Azarmgin, Solitude fellow in 2007, held a workshop with students of the class 3c and their teachers Stefanie Lang and Eve Hörtig. The students were invited to discover the splendid forms of Persian illumination and to appropriate the use of colors and geometric forms in this workshop.
Mamak Azarmgin (born 1968 in Teheran) studied design and painting at the Shahed University in Teheran (with a degree earned in 1992) as well as photography at the Lorka Institut (degree in 2000) in Teheran. She worked for twelve years as a book illustrator as well as a painter in the areas of Chinese and Persian painting of flowers and birds. Her work’s focus lies in traditional Iranian illumination (tahzib). Azarmgin’s artistic career began in 1989. Since then she has participated in numerous exhibitions, including the 6th and 7th miniature exhibition in Sweden (2001, 2002); in various Koran exhibitions in Teheran, the annual exhibition of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Teheran; »Iranian Art« in Berlin (2004), »Contemporary Iranian Graphic« in Dortmund (2004), and »Illuminationen« at Akademie Schloss Solitude (2007).
Ten further workshops (among others with Claudia Stebler (jewelry designer, Zurich) and Gabi Schillig (architect, Berlin) will take place at the Maria Montessori Elementary School over a time period of two years as part of the »Kunststück« program initiated by the Robert Bosch Foundation.
Maria Montessori Schule, Beim Fasanengarten 9, 70499 Stuttgart-Hausen