Solo Exhibition, Photography
Opening: Nov 24, 2017
Ending: Dec 03th, 2017
There was a period of time in the history of this city (in the 1960s and 1970s) in which a generation of architects and artists emerged that changed the face of this city with their memorable works and gave it a new identity. They created structures being inspired from Iran’s historical architecture and mixed with innovations of European modern architecture. Among these structures are Azadi Monument, the main entrance gate of Tehran University, the City Theater building, Roodaki Hall, the Contemporary Art Museum, the Carpet Museum of Iran, etc. that are the well established architectural landmarks of that era.
However, over the last two decades, particularly in the 2010s, Tehran has started admiring iron and high rising steel and concrete columns whether deliberately or not. Nowadays, the main features of this city are compaction, congestions, suffocation, overcrowding, pollution, dried trees and towers arising from economic growth.
What has really happened to this city and us? We seek beauty and originality in rusting metals of construction structure of a mass of unfinished skyscrapers, and I capture them in my camera’s image circle. However, we see those yellowish-orange structures black and white here. How beautiful they are!! How come I have never seen them before and never enjoyed the presence of such structures around me?! What a pity.
Now, in this city, we admire iron, mega-structures and buildings; we admire death of trees. The city is gradually yet beautifully getting drowned in a mass of huge iron structures.