Aaran Art Gallery Aug 2013 In The Name Of The Rose Group Exhibition To Commemorate 60th Anniversary Of Coup D Etat 04
شصت سال پیش در مرداد 1332 کودتای مشترک کشورهای اتگلستان و امریکا، دکتر محمد مصدق را که نخست وزیر قانونی ایران بود برکنار کرد و بدین طریق سرنوشت میلیونها انسان در این قسمت از دنیا تغییر داد .
دکتر محمد مصدق پس از تحمل 3 سال زندان انفرادی برای باقی عمر به حبس خانگی محکوم گردید و سرانجام در سال 1345 از دنیا رفت. تعدادی انگشت شمار از یاران او اجازه شرکت در تشییع جنازه را پیدا کردند و پیکر ایشان در سالن منزلشان در احمدآباد به خاک سپرده شد. در سرزمین خود و بدون سنگ قبر.
در چند دهه گذشته تلاشهای متعددی برای حذف نام و تصویر ایشان از حافظه تاریخی این کشور باستانی صورت گرفته. این نمایشگاه ناآگاهانه و در فرایند انتخاب، آثار هنری را یافته که در انبارها و آرشیوهای هنرمندان پنهان شده بودند.
این نمایشگاه در ابعاد کوچک خود، سعی در ادای احترام به این انسان برجسته و متفاوت داشته و در عین حال تلاشی است برای تاکید براینکه تاریخ دیگر توسط فاتحان نوشته نمیشود.
بنام گل سرخ
در سالگرد شصتمین سال کودتای 28 مرداد و با آثار
زنده یاد: ا -پتگر – زنده یاد بهمن جلالی و
احمد عالی -رعنا جوادی – محمد مهدی طباطبائی- فرساد لباف – بهرنگ صمدزادگان – باربد گلشیری- محمد اسکندری.
و نمایش فیلم مستند " یادی از یک رهبر ملی " اثر کارگردان برجسته حسین ترابی.
Sixty years ago in august 1953 a coup d’etat orchestrated by British and American governments removed Dr.Mohammad Mosaddegh (1882 –1967), the democratically elected prime minister of Iran, from power and changed the fate of millions of people in this part of the world.
Dr.Mosaddegh was imprisoned and endured solitary confinement for three years, then he was put under house arrest until his death in 1967. Only a handful were allowed to attend his funeral, and he was buried in the living room of his house in Ahmadabad. He lies in his land deprived of a tombstone.
For decades there has been frequent attempts to obliterate his name from public life and even deny his image from the people of this ancient land. This exhibition while not attempting to, has in fact unearthed and discovered works of art that have been hidden in archives and store rooms. In a humble way this exhibition is a tribute to this extraordinary nobleman and a show of denial to those who still believe that the history is written by conquerors.
In the Name of the Rose.
Group Exhibition to commemorate 60th anniversary of Coup d’etat.
Opening of exhibition 16th August 2013.
A-Petgar (1914-1992) – Bahman Jalali (1944-2010)
Ahmad Aali- Rana Javadi- Mohamad Mehdi Tabatabaie -Farsad Labbauf- Behrang Samadzadeghan- Barbad Golshiri- Mohammad Eskandari.
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Overview and History
Tehran is the capital of Iran and the largest city in the Middle East, with a population of fifteen million people living under the peaks of the Alborz mountain range.
Although archaeological evidence places human activity around Tehran back into the years 6000BC, the city was not mentioned in any writings until much later, in the thirteenth century. It's a relatively new city by Iranian standards.
But Tehran was a well-known village in the ninth century. It grew rapidly when its neighboring city, Rhages, was destroyed by Mongolian raiders. Many people fled to Tehran.
In the seventeenth century Tehran became home to the rulers of the Safavid Dynasty. This is the period when the wall around the city was first constructed. Tehran became the capital of Iran in 1795 and amazingly fast growth followed over the next two hundred years.
The recent history of Tehran saw construction of apartment complexes and wide avenues in place of the old Persian gardens, to the detriment of the city's cultural history.
The city at present is laid out in two general parts. Northern Tehran is more cosmopolitan and expensive, southern Tehran is cheaper and gets the name "downtown."
Mehrabad airport is the original one which is currently in the process of being replaced by Imam Khomeini International Airport. The new one is farther away from the city but it now receives all the international traffic, so allow an extra hour to get there or back.
Tehran driving can be a wild free-for-all like some South American cities, so get ready for shared taxis, confusing bus routes and a brand new shiny metro system to make it all better. To be fair, there is a great highway system here.
The metro has four lines, tickets cost 2000IR, and they have segregated cars. The women-only carriages are the last two at the end, FYI.
Taxis come in two flavors, shared and private. Private taxis are more expensive but easier to manage for the visiting traveler. Tehran has a mean rush hour starting at seven AM and lasting until 8PM in its evening version. Solution? Motorcycle taxis! They cut through the traffic and any spare nerves you might have left.
People and Culture
More than sixty percent of Tehranis were born outside of the city, making it as ethnically and linguistically diverse as the country itself. Tehran is the most secular and liberal city in Iran and as such it attracts students from all over the country.
Things to do, Recommendations
Take the metro to the Tehran Bazaar at the stop "Panzda Gordad". There you can find anything and everything -- shoes, clothes, food, gold, machines and more. Just for the sight of it alone you should take a trip there.
If you like being outside, go to Darband and drink tea in a traditional setting. Tehranis love a good picnic and there are plenty of parks to enjoy. Try Mellat park on a friday (fridays are public holidays), or maybe Park Daneshjou, Saaii or Jamshidieh.
Remember to go upstairs and have a look around, always always always! The Azadi Tower should fit the bill; it was constructed to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire.
Tehran is also full of museums such as:
the Contemporary Art Museum
the Abghine Musuem (glass works)
the 19th century Golestan Royal Palace museum
the museum of carpets (!!!)
Reza Abbasi Museum of extraordinary miniatures
and most stunning of all,
the Crown Jewels Museum which holds the largest pink diamond in the world and many other jaw-dropping jewels.
Text by Steve Smith.