This installation presents various artistic expressions and interpretations of the love story of Layla and Majnun. It is a story of an unconditional yet impossible love. The story’s popularity stretches throughout the Middle East, North Africa to India and Indonesia, and is especially prominent in Turkish and Persian culture.

Artists

Ahmad Khalili

Farshid Mesghali

Torabi

Photos from the exhibition Layla and Majnun: A Forbidden Love (2006) Collection Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen

Curated by Sadiah Boonstra at Tropenmuseum (2006)

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Sadiah Boonstra © 2020

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