The Line of March
September 13 - October 21, 2017
The Third Line is proud to present The Line of March, a solo exhibition by New York-based artist Pouran Jinchi. With her new body of work, Pouran returns to a fundamental preoccupation—the parallels between art and language as modes of communication—while extending her artistic expression in new directions. The artist quietly inventories the unspoken traces of endless wars, perpetual conflict, and pervasive militarism. For months, she has been pouring over documents on the visual apparatus of military power, noting the discreet ways these tonalities seep into culture. From Morse code and phonetic alphabets to military insignia and medals, from war paint to camouflage, Pouran takes stock of a pervasive military aesthetic. Her research extends to the ways military jargon permeates our common language, jotting notes in her notebooks—deployed, regimented, cypher, war of words, occupied. All of it becomes source material for her artworks.