The Revolving Territory Past

Aug 12-17, 2016 ,
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
- Tehran, Iran

The Revolving Territory
Question, criticism and quest could be regarded as holes burrowed in reality making things empty of meanings, metaphors and current implications in order to find new interpretations. The destruction process as a long-lasting action in making artworks came into being in the form of demolishing the material structure of the work as a symbol of social imposed structures with all protesting radical forms. If sculptures in their classical forms were made by action and reaction between the artist and material through removal and destruction, this trend in the contemporary art becomes a kind of socio-political action against many social structures. But Mahdyeh Aboul Hassan creates her works by applying the creative power of destruction in a space among the radical activism and self-possession and the stolidity of conceptual works. The autogenic totality of artist, i.e. the dense volume and multi-layered material, is criticized here in a controlled manner, an action not so much destructive but more self-critical: interfering in what we have made to create something new has a critical and skeptical relation with the original structure....
Mahsa Farhadikia
July 2016

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