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White Dress

The white dress, which appears in her self-portrait in one of her early works, is a symbol, borrowed from the white cube idea, of entering a new place – separated, closed – marriage life. On one side, the attachment to the bridegroom, to the husband, the family, but at the very same time also distancing, abstention and shutting down.  "They think that white color is pure color" says Amira, "but I know many women whom for them the white dress means suffering".

Unlike these early works, the dominant color of this exhibition is black.  But as her investigation of the white color, strived beyond its visible social conventions, it is to say that through the black's presence, Zian is examining the white's absence, meaning its potential presence. 

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