The Deaf and the Mutes – Reza Eshalghi

2012-02-03 to 2012-02-16




At age of 25, Reza Eshalghi is among the most promising sculptors of his generation. His latest series is a depiction of Court of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (1831-1896). A fresh look at ugliness and beauty, a parody to show repetition of history. Raising the question : is anything new under this ancient Blue sky. In words of artist: This is a theatrical narrative which in the first scene circles around itself and then recoils into its own inception. Once it reaches the end, the past is forgotten. The first scene begins in repetition and the second scene is played with only a modest change in the veneer of the story. And we become a repetitious part of a forgotten history, but with new apparatus, in a circle of time that has been corroded by the dust of oblivion, and our footsteps remain same as the black stripes across a white surface, same as the darkness that endures in a spiral void…