The Christ of Howtan King cries out Save me!


From December 11, 2019 at Howtan Space in Rome, the solo exhibition of artist Howtan Re, Save me!

From December 11, 2019 to February 14, 2020, Howtan Space in Rome will host a solo exhibition of artist Howtan Re (Tehran, 1974), entitled Save me!

Curated by Barbara Martusciello, the exhibition presents fourteen sculptures placed on a large wall-screen in dialogue with a neon sign.

The sculptures have the appearance of Christ and are fourteen like the Stations of the Cross; these dialogue with a neon sign that represents an inverted plea for help, since it is Christ who claims man’s support so that he will safeguard his message.

With this work, Howtan Re intends to lead to a reflection on the loss of humanity and spirituality, secular or religious, and to express concord and pacification in order to bring humanity back to the center.

The Christ represented by the artist in the sculptures blends male and female; each Christ is different, has a crown of thorns, and performs his ultimate act of sacrifice against all forms of injustice and discrimination. Through one of the most recognizable icons of Western culture, Howtan Re intends to overcome pertinences of exclusivity of faith to elevate it to a universal symbol of sharing and reconciliation.

Hours: Monday through Friday from 12 to 7 p.m.

Free admission

Ph.Credit Howtan Space

The Christ of Howtan King cries out Save me!
The Christ of Howtan King cries out Save me!


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