Following the last issue of Selections, Frequently Asked Questions in Art, we continue our quest to analyse what surrounds us in the art world. However, this time, for our 21 Artists and a Biennial issue, we take you backstage to expose you to the world of research in the 21st century. Because the most important part of our work is research, we analyse both the material we receive and what we find, basing ourselves on today’s most common search tools: online search engines, online encyclopaedia, social media, carefully written press releases, email exchanges with the artist’s gallery and the artist him/herself. After laying down the information we’ve gathered onto our pages, we invite you to make your own analysis.
Ali Meer Azimi
b. 1984, Isfahan, Iran
2011 Graphic Design, Azad University of
Tonekabon Branch, Iran (no degree)
2005 Computer engineering, Mohajer
University of Technics, Isfahan, Iran
Ali Meer Azimi is an Iranian post-war and contemporary artist who draws inspiration from cinema, politics and contemporary art theories to shape his visual and textual ideas around socio-political concerns.
2019 “The Sound You Hearing
Now,” O Gallery, Tehran, Iran
O Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2012 “Heterotopia,” Matn
Gallery, Isfahan, Iran
2018 “Shifting Panoramas,”
Goethe Institute, Berlin
2016-2017 Ashkal Alwan
A LARGE NUMBER OF ALI MEER’S WORKS ARE DEVICES THAT CONSIST OF ELEMENTS FOR SPATIAL PLANNING, SIGNS, LETTERS, WORDS AND FURNITURE IN PIECES THAT BELONG TO THE DOMESTIC OR PUBLIC LEXICON.
AZIMI DRAWS INSPIRATION FROM CINEMA, PHILOSOPHY AND VISUAL ARTS AND CREATES DEEPLY NARRATIVE PIECES, SHIFTING AND EXPERIMENTING WITH DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES IN THE PROCESS. WORKING ON THE IDEA OF “SHOT,” “REVERSE SHOT” AND “REVERSAL OF DEPTH,“ AND CONNECTING THESE CONCEPTS WITH LANGUAGE DISORDERS AND DREAMS, HIS INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION IS BASED ON A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF PHONEMIC LANGUAGE ACQUISITION BETWEEN CHILDREN AND PRE-PUBERTY FINCHES.
ALSO PUT ON
DISPLAY A SET
WORKS ON THE
VENICE BIENNALE – ALI MEER AZIMI
LOCATION: Location: Fondaco Marcello, San Marco
ALWAYS ALREADY To sink into lip sync
IRAN (Islamic Republic of) of being and singing
Commissioner: Hadi Mozafari, General
Manager of Visual Arts Administration
of Islamic Republic of Iran.
Exhibitors: Reza Lavassani, Samira
Alikhanzadeh, Ali Meer Azimi.
“It all started with a child wondering about these questions in the plot of a film I wanted to make a while back. His question was that, if you are able to measure the length of those things that possess depth, then what about dreams, those really deep dreams? How can one measure the depth of a dream?”
A VERSION OF THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN PRINT IN SELECTIONS, 21 ARTISTS AND A BIENNIAL #49, PAGES 50-55.