The World Viewed: Chapter III

The World Viewed: Chapter III
To imitate not the look of nature, but its conditions, the possibilities of knowing nature at all and of locating ourselves in a world.

“It is not how things are in the world that is mystical, but that it exists.” as Wittgenstein says. Existence is by itself a matter of surprise. In Art realm, we are seeking the kind of Art that is not merely imitating the appearance of Nature, but the kind that tries to capture the essence of existence and after all, the world; Art is grasping the soul of life and this seizure or tendency for possession not only belongs to the artists, but also to their audience; Art is possessing what is pictured. In today’s Art world, probably cinema is the most available sort of Art which can frequently exist in the mind and life of the viewer. According to Stanley Cavell: “My way of studying films has been mostly through remembering them, like dreams.” In other words, it is the viewer who recalls “himself” in some movie scenes. For years, “ambiguously remembering” was part of the treasure of the personal memories of those who watched movies, and later remade them in their minds the way they desired. However, with the emergence of various technologies, personal recalls were replaced by genuine equipment that were capable of reproducing the first scenes over and over again. Although, photography and painting cannot impress the audience in a real and live manner outside the frame they are being presented in. The artistic work receives its meaning from the context originated in artist’s mind. When a work is presented by itself, it can only be recognized as a good work. Whereas, each work of art is the product of a distinct period of its creator’s thoughts. For this reason, photos/paintings cannot – or better to say must not – be viewed separately. Each work is the outcome of a thought; a thought that has been developed by the Artist’s personal and environmental experiences during years and finally produces a set of works that depicts his mental world. A world that perhaps is not meaningful through a single work which goes among the indefinite images that one sees (and forgets) during each day. Presentation of a single work alone makes it a suspended image in time.  This image is a piece to the puzzle named “Collecting the World” by Susan Sontag; the images that “do not seem to be statements about the world so much as pieces of it. ” These pieces are like disconnected jottings of an author:  even though they are separately impressive, they will not deliver the mission unless put altogether. Regarding the fact that fully understanding the Artist’s mind and personal world is impossible, in the exhibition series of “The World Viewed”, we are trying to present different work sets of the same Artist in time and put the pieces of images together to attain a new world, a slice of the personal reality of the Artist, an image of his/her world; a strange image that invites us to company and viewing.

بــه گفتــه ی ویتگنشــتاین رازآلــود بــودن جهــان در چگونگــی بودنــش امــری حیرت انگیــز ْ بــودن آن اســت. بــودن، خــودِنیســت بلکــه در ذات اســت. در حــوزه ی هــر، در جســتجوی هــری هســتیم کــه تنهــا بــه دنبــال تقلیــد از ظاهــر طبیعــت نیســت، هــری کــه تــاش می کنــد تا بــه ذات ْ جهــان دســت یابــد؛ کــه هر ِ هســتی، و در یــک کام، بــه خــود ِو بــودن همیــن دســتیابی بــه جوهــره ی زندگــی اســت و این دســتیابی یــا همان آثار ِ میــل بــه تملــک نه تنهــا در میــان هرمنــدان کــه در میــان مخاطبــان آنهــا نیــز وجــود دارد؛ کــه هــر تــرف چیــزی اســت کــه بــه تصویــر در می آیــد. در دنیــای هــر امــروز شــاید ســینما تنهــا هــر ســهل الوصولی اســت که می توانــد حضــوری مــدام در ذهــن و زندگــی بیننــده داشــته باشــد. بــه اعتقــاد اســتنلی کاول «فیلم هــا ماننــد رؤیاهاینــد و ســخت بــه خاطــر بیننــده اســت کــه « خــود» را در ِ می آینــد». بــه تعبیــر دیگــر، ایــن خــود لحظاتــی از فیلــم بــه خاطــر مــی آورد. تــا ســال ها « بــه خاطــر آوردن گنــگ و مبهــم» بخشــی از گنجینــه ی خاطــرات شــخصی تمــام آنهایــی فیلــم ْ در پــس ذهــنً بــود کــه بــه تماشــای فیلم هــا می نشســتند و بعــدا را دوبــاره و بــه آن گونــه کــه خــود دوســت داشــتند بازمی ســاختند . پس از ظهــور انــواع تکنولوژی هــا امــا، باز آفرینی هــای شــخصی جــای خــود نخســتین ِ را بــه ابــزاری واقعــی دادنــد کــه قــادر بودنــد هــمان لحظــات را بــرای بیننــده بارهــا و بارهــا بازســازی کننــد. ایــن در حالــی اســت کــه عکــس و نقاشــی هنــوز نمی تواننــد خــارج از چهارچوبــی کــه در آن بــه نمایــش در می آینــد بــه گونــه ای زنــده و واقعــی بــر مخاطــب تأثیــر بگذارند. خــود نشــأت گرفتــه معنــا ِاثــر هــری در بســری کــه از ذهــن خالــق می یابــد. زمانــی کــه اثــر به تنهایــی بــه نمایــش درمی آیــد تنهــا خــوب تلقــی شــود و ایــن در حالــی اســت کــه هــر ِ می توانــد یــک اثــر خالق آن اســت. از این روســت ِ اثــر محصــول دوره هــای فکــری مختلــف کــه عکس / نقاشــی ها را به تنهایــی نمی تــوان ـ یــا شــاید بهــر اســت بگوییــم ـ نبایــد دیــد . هــر اثــر حاصــل یــک تفکــر اســت، تفکــری کــه ســال ها تحــت تأ ثیــر اتفاقــات شــخصی و محیطــی می یابــد و در نهایــت مجموعــه ای از آثــار را شــکل می دهــد کــه دنیــای ذهنــی هرمنــد را بــه تصویــر می کشــد، دنیایــی کــه شــاید به تنهایــی و از خــال یــک اثــر در ذهــن بیننــده معنایــی پیــدا نکنــد و بــه انبــوه تصاویری کــه فــرد هــر روز در زندگــی خــود می بینــد (و فرامــوش می کنــد) بپیونــدد . نمایــش یــک اثــر به تنهایــی، آن را تبدیــل بــه تصویــری معلــق در زمــان می کنــد، ایــن تصویــر قطعــه ای از پازلــی اســت کــه ســوزان ســونتاگ آن را جمــع آوری جهــان» می خوانــد، تصاویــری کــه « بیــش از آنکه تفســیرهایی « از جهــان باشــند قطعاتــی از آننــد». ایــن قطعــات بــه یادداشــت های پراکنــده ی نویســنده ای می ماننــد کــه اگرچــه به تنهایــی تأ ثیر گذارنــد، امــا تنهــا زمانــی کــه در کنــار هــم قــرار می گیرنــد رســالت خــود را بــه انجــام می رســانند. کامــل از فضــای ذهنــی و دنیــای ِ بــا د ر نظــر گرفــن ایــن امــر کــه شــناخت شــخصی هرمنــد امــری اســت غیرممکــن، در سری نمایشــگاه های « جهــان نگریســته» برآنیــم کــه طــی نمایــش مجموعه هــای مختلــف هرمنــد، دغدغه هــای ذهنــی او را در طــول زمــان دنبــال کنیــم و قطعاتــی از تصاویر را کنــار هــم قراردهیــم تــا بــه جهـــانی جدیــد دســت یابیــم، بــه برشــی از شخصی شــده ی هرمنـــد، تصویــری از جهـــان او، تصویــر ذهنــی ِواقعیــت غریــب و ناشنـــاس کــه مــا را بــه همراهــی و تماشــا مــی خوانــد.

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UNTITLED, From ‘Tehran Moon-Portrait’ Series
by Kourush Adim
C-Print on Paper
24×30 cm | Edition of 3 | 2015

Untitled Digital Photography | 70x105 cm No. 1 in an edition of 5 | 2014

UNTITLED
by Abnous Alborzi
Digital Photography
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“Friendship”, From “Tehran – New York” Series Digital Print from Negative | 75x100 cm No. 1 in an edition of 5 | 1992

FRIENDSHIP, From ‘Tehran – New York’ Series
by Nader Davoodi
Digital Print from Negative
75×100 cm No. 1 | Edition of 5 | 1992

January 1st”, From “Self-Portrait” Series Digital Archival Print | 16.5x21x7 cm No. 5 in an edition of 10 | 2012

JANUARY 1ST, From ‘Self-Portrait’ Series
by Alireza Fani
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16.5x21x7 cm Edition of 10 | 2012

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UNTITLED,
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Performance and  Installation Video
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Untitled | From “Continuous” Series Analogue Photography | 20x50 | 2005 | Edition of 5

UNTITLED, From ‘Continuous’ Series
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Analog Photography
20×50 cm | Edition of 5 | 2005

Untitled, From “Mannequin” Series Analog Photography, Digital Print | 30x45 cm No.1 in an edition of 7 | 2003

UNTITLED, From ‘Mannequin’ Series
by Tooraj Khamenehzadeh
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Untitled, From “Ekbatan, West of Tehran” Series Photography, Silver Gelatin Print | 40x60 cm No. 1 in an edition of 5 | 2014

UNTITLED, From ‘Ekbatan, West of Tehran’ Series
by Behnam Sedighi
Photography, Silver Gelatin Print
40×60 cm | Edition of 5 | 2014

Untitled, From “Ekbatan, West of Tehran” Series Photography, Silver Gelatin Print | 40x60 cm No. 1 in an edition of 5 | 2014

UNTITLED, From ‘Ekbatan, West of Tehran’ Series
by Behnam Sedighi
Photography, Silver Gelatin Print
40×60 cm | Edition of 5 | 2014

“Love Story” Digital Photography | 90x60 cm No. 1 in an edition of 3 + AP | 2012

LOVE STORY
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Digital Photography
90×60 cm | Edition of 3 + AP | 2012

Untitled, From “Death of Birth” Series Digital Photography | 75x50 cm No. 1 in an edition of 4 | 2007

UNTITLED, From ‘Death of Birth’ Series
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YA MAHDI, From ‘Mountain Graffiti’ Series
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70×100 cm | Edition of 5 | 2012

Untitled, From “Silent Memories” Series Analog Photography | 50x110 cm No. 1 in an edition of 5 | 2012

UNTITLED, From ‘Silent Memories’ Series
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Untitled | From “ We Live In Paradoxical Society ” Series Color Slide Film, Drum Scan, Digital Print | 80x80 cm | 2010 | Edition of Five

UNTITLED From ‘We Live In Paradoxical Society’ Series
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“December 26th”, From “Self-Portrait” Series Digital Archival Print | 16.5x21x7 cm No. 5 in an edition of 10 | 2012

DECEMBER 26TH, From ‘Self-Portrait’ Series
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Untitled, From “Valiasr: Night” Series Digital Photography | 15x24 cm No.1 in an edition of 3 | 2015

UNTITLED, From ‘Valiasr: Night’ Series
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Untitled | From “Continuous” Series Analogue Photography | 20x50 | 2005 | Edition of 5

UNTITLED, From ‘Continuous’ Series
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Untitled | From “Continuous” Series Analogue Photography | 20x50 | 2005 | Edition of 5

UNTITLED, From ‘Continuous’ Series
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20×50 cm | Edition of 5 | 2005

Untitled, From “Mannequin” Series Analog Photography, Digital Print | 30x45 cm No.1 in an edition of 7 | 2003

UNTITLED, From ‘Mannequin’ Series
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UNTITLED, From ‘Ekbatan, West of Tehran’ Series
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40×60 cm | Edition of 5 | 2014

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40×60 cm | Edition of 5 | 2014

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“December 27th”, From “Self-Portrait” Series Digital Archival Print | 16.5x21x7 cm No. 5 in an edition of 10 | 2012

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UNTITLED, From ‘Ekbatan, West of Tehran’ Series
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Untitled, From “Ekbatan, West of Tehran” Series Photography, Silver Gelatin Print | 40x60 cm No. 1 in an edition of 5 | 2014

UNTITLED, From ‘Ekbatan, West of Tehran’ Series
by Behnam Sedighi
Photography, Silver Gelatin Print
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WITHIN, From ‘NowHere’ Series
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UNTITLED, From ‘Graveyards’ Series
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UNTITLED, From ‘Death of Birth’ Series
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