Lajevardi Foundation takes part in the Plug-in Section of Contemporary Istanbul
Lajevardi foundation shines in international events
Lajevardi Foundation started its activities in2005 with the publication of two magazines'The Visual Arts Magazine' and'ContemporaryArt'. Today Lajevardi Foundation is an independent, non-profit cultural institution built on promoting the contemporary visual culture through a range of activities. It aims to provide opportunities for crucial encounters with various practices within the field of publishing, art and design, and by cresting quality programs for both private and public interaction in addition to strengthening international ties and collaboration through organizations, collectives and networks; all wrapped with simple yet high standard quality, creativity and charm.
Lajevardi Foundation takes part in the Plug-in Section of Contemporary Istanbul with a project curated featuring artists Morehshin Allahyari & Mo H. Zareei.
These solo representations, are bold and sculptural projects by Iranian artists who reside
outside of Iran; Allahyari•s work is presented with a 3D printed model of the artifacts (statues from the Roman city of Hatra and Assyrian•s artifacts from Nineveh) destroyed by the ISIS. This model is made of resin with a flash drive embedded inside loaded with images, maps, pdf files, and videos on the last months of the artifacts and sites that were destroyed in 2015. The sculpture is acting like a Time Capsule pointed to future civilizations.
Mo H. Zareei•s work is named machine brut(e). It is ten pieces of mechatronic sound-sculptures that uses nonstop repetitions of one or two-bar
long loops, the piece draws attention to the very essence of its constituent sonic material and every detail and nuance of their noise, in parallel to the validation of material and the non-developmental linearity matches the block-like aesthetics of Brutalist architecture. The ensemble is comprised of three instrument-types that employs non-musical objects whose sonic aspects are conventionally perceived as "non-beautiful".
This text is honorably extracted from Lajevardy Foundation by Hoomartgallery.