Ahmad Morshedloo, Registration

Here we have hijacked this September issue of Selections Magazine with approximately 126 pages of images from some 64 Iranian artists who are content to connect to the world through their images: visual dialogue.

Curator’s statement :

Artist’s statements have always been for me a defensive move: a justification.

Artists’ connect with the world through their art. Here are some 50 Iranian artists who have agreed to communicate with you through their two page visual spread in this HIJACKED ISSUE. Words are the language of the mind, and the intellect: visual dialogue is the language of everything else. Statements have always been for me an attempt to justify works for being : there is no justification for what is. Art is useless but essential.

Homayoun Askari Sirizi, TV Buddha, 2015, Nuon Chea, “Brother number 2”, is watching the execution of Saddam Hussein. Rob Lemkin, Thet Sambath. 2009. Enemies of the People. [Film Still, 1:33:45].
Homayoun Askari Sirizi, TV Buddha, 2015, Nuon Chea, “Brother number 2”, is watching the execution of Saddam Hussein. Rob Lemkin, Thet Sambath. 2009. Enemies of the People. [Film Still, 1:33:45].
Ahmad Morshedloo, Registration
Ahmad Morshedloo, Registration
Fereydoun Ave, Mixed media on paper
Fereydoun Ave, Mixed media on paper
Pantea Rahmani’s Studio, Tehran, Summer, 2018. Photography by Hamid Eskandari
Pantea Rahmani’s Studio, Tehran, Summer, 2018. Photography by Hamid Eskandari
Pantea Rahmani’s Studio, Tehran, Summer, 2018. Photography by Hamid Eskandari
Pantea Rahmani’s Studio, Tehran, Summer, 2018. Photography by Hamid Eskandari
Neda Razavipour, The Edge of Chaos, 2015, courtesy of the artist
Neda Razavipour, The Edge of Chaos, 2015, courtesy of the artist
Farshid Maleki, Untitled
Farshid Maleki, Untitled
Mohammad Hossein Gholamzadeh, Drowning
Mohammad Hossein Gholamzadeh, Drowning
Ramtin Zad, Anubis of Enghelab street, Acrylic on paper, 29 x 48 cm, 2018
Ramtin Zad, Anubis of Enghelab street, Acrylic on paper, 29 x 48 cm, 2018
Fereydoun Omidi, This page, 200 x 300 cm, oil on canvas, 2010 - Opposite page, Blue day, 50 x 50 cm, oil on canvas, 2015
Fereydoun Omidi, This page, 200 x 300 cm, oil on canvas, 2010 – Opposite page, Blue day, 50 x 50 cm, oil on canvas, 2015

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