Cyrus Cylinder

ON OCTOBER 02, 2013

Cyrus Cylinder Opens at the Getty Villa and is viewed by a record breaking 75,000 visitors.

ON JUNE 30, 2014

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

ON MARCH 23, 2014

Farhang Foundation launches: FREEDOM - A SHARED DREAM, an International Public Urban Art Competition.

ON AUGUST 15, 2014

Over 300 professional artists submit design narratives.


150 semi finalists are invited to submit final design narrative and sketches.

ON DECEMBER 15, 2014

The top 5 finalist are selected:

Cecil Balmond

Nousha Emami

Brad Goldberg

Majid Haghighi

Owen Morrel

ON FEBRUARY 02, 2015

The top 3 Finalist are announced:

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ON NOVEMBER 11, 2015

Cecil Balmond is announced as the winner of Freedom - A Shared Dream.

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ON JANUARY 04, 2016

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.

July 2017

Final installation and public unveiling on Santa Monica Blvd and Century Park East.