Cyrus Cylinder Opens at the Getty Villa and is viewed by a record breaking 75,000 visitors.
Farhang Foundation announces an esteemed panel of jurors for the competition:
Kamran Diba - Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Founder and Architect
Shazad Ghanbari - Farhang Foundation Trustee and Competition Chair
Linda Komaroff - Curator of Islamic Art and Department Head, Art of the Middle East, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Scott Jay Schaefer - Vice President, International Fine Arts at Sothebys and former Senior Curator, J. Paul Getty Museum
Bennett Simpson - Senior Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Farhang Foundation launches: FREEDOM - A SHARED DREAM, an International Public Urban Art Competition.
Over 300 professional artists submit design narratives.
150 semi finalists are invited to submit final design narrative and sketches.
The top 5 finalist are selected:
The top 3 Finalist are announced:
Cecil Balmond is announced as the winner of Freedom - A Shared Dream.
Freedom will be installed at Santa Monica Blvd. and Century Park East.
JAN 2016 - JULY 2016
Planning and design development commences in collaboration with Cecil Balmond and the City of Los Angeles.
July 2016 - July 2017
Fabrication and Site Preparation.
Final installation and public unveiling on Santa Monica Blvd and Century Park East.