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The Infinite Garden

February 25

Inspired by Persian mythology and embracing digital art forms, Shangri La’s Artist-in-Residence Navid Sinaki  has created The Infinite Garden, a queer epic about a king who builds a garden for each of his three lovers; one of flowers, one of fruit, and another of glass. Each lover regales the king with tales of shrinking princes, supernatural trickery, and paramours who never quite meet until death.

The Infinite Garden reimagines ancient tales through films and visuals drawn from historical artifacts. The installation, on view at HoMA through March 3, 2024, also features four rarely seen Zand and Qajar period paintings.

Navid Sinaki is an artist and writer from Tehran who currently lives in Los Angeles, California. His work entwines mythology with outdated digital media, including early aughts-style web pages, DVD menus, and diaristic text that falls somewhere between fiction and nonfiction. Sinaki’s work has screened at museums and art houses around the world, including the Modern Museum in Stockholm, Lincoln Center, British Film Institute, REDCAT, and Cineteca Nacional in Mexico. His debut novel Medusa of the Roses will be released by Grove Atlantic in 2024.


Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design
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