The Sufi Art Group
The Sufi Art Group was founded in 2000, by Arash Zanganeh and Leila Honari with the goal of preserving art and culture of the east.
The Sufi Art Group believes that the needs of people for art aren’t best classified through thought, class and pleasure. Rather, peoples’ art needs are met through the sublime and through salvation from materialistic life.
The Sufi Art Group is based on liturgical mystical dances of Sufism. The group’s music pieces were written based on the Whirling Dervishes, who connect the immortal realm with the mortal life through their energetic and liberating dance performances. The Sufi Percussion Group believes that human beings should surf on the rhythmic wave of love.
The goals of the Sufi Art Group are holistic and include:
- Introducing great eastern arts, restoring and improving how the forgotten ones are conveyed. Being informed by ethnographic post modernism and similarly taking an eastern Qawwali approach and mixing it with modern art to express these subjects through the seven arts.
- To be informed by the Humanistic ideas of the great thinkers in order to resolve the ethical and spiritual dilemmas of modern society with a hope to broaden peoples’ insight.
- Showing the convergence of the seven arts and highlighting the unity among them and with the hope of highlighting the unity among all parts of the world; a goal of salvation and maturity.
The Sufi Art Group has multiple interests across a wide range of disciplines and genres:
- Illustration and Painting Group
- Music group
- Literary and research group
- Film and photography group