Curated by Mina Feshangchi
Opening at Aaran Projects, on 22nd June 2018
Mohamad Eskandari- Nasser Bakhshi- Asal Peyrovani- Nasim Davari- Faxteh Shamsian- Hadi Alijani- Meghdad Lorpour- Nogol Mazloumi- Roqayeh Najdi- Allahyar Najafi.
Memories both as an individual’s experience and as a collective one have a lasting effect on artists. Memories are lived experiences of the artist with a direct impact on their psyche and soul. So it can be said that what differentiates art from life is the immortality of art versus the transient quality of life.
In recent decades we have witnessed an increasing number of artists who drive inspiration from their memories; bits and pieces of everyday life, and dreams and wishes. Censored memories, works of a disclosing nature and picturing what artists have had to endure in their personal lives are more visible in the art scene.
The essence of memories is closely linked with time. Henri Bergson argues that the true time, is the time of our anguish and dejections, the time of regrets and impatience, and a time for our hopes and thirst.
This exhibition attempts to display forgotten and remembered memories. A flash back, a retelling of a story from past that has affected artists’ mind. Maybe a joyful memory of childhood, or an unfulfilled love, or a flash back from a collective social memory which has been imprinted on the consciousness of the artists.