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نقاشی ام زمانی تمام می شود که با مدادی رنگی خط و مرزهای جدی آثارم را مخدوش کنم و به شوخی بکشانم. درست اینجاست که به اصل تاریخ نزدیکتر می شوم.
کار نقاشی تغییر تاریخ نیست. نقاشی تاریخ را در دستانش می گیرد ، ورز می دهد، بالا و پایین می اندازد، قلقلکش میدهد و بعد بر زمین می زند . آن را از زاویه خودش روایت می کند و به محک نقد می گذارد.
من سرازیر شده در دل تاریخ به دنبال واکاوی روابط بین انسانها هستم. نگاهم بر گرفته از طنزی است که در بطن اساسی ترین ارتباطات اجتماعی رخ نمود می کند . طنزی که می خنداند و بعد چشمانت را خیره میسازد به نقطه ای بدون تعریف.
مجموعه جدید نقاشی هایم تمبر نیستند،استفاده تصویری از حاشیه تمبر بخاطر ارزش گذاری مفهومی است که برحوادث تاریخ دارد. به نوعی ؛ حاشیه گلدار به عنوان چاشنی تصویری بر روی متن اصلی کار، چالش محتوایی و بیانی ایجاد می کند.
سعی دارم تلخی تاریخ را در پشت لایه های طنزش پنهان کنم و به نوعی تزئینش کنم تا جذابتر به نظر بیاید.بی هیچ دخل و تصرفی قیمتها را روی حاشیه کارم می گذارم . این ارزشی است که از قبل تعیین شده است.
من برای تغییر این ارزش گذاری بارها سبیل های ناصرالدین شاه را تراشیدم و برای احمد شاه گذاشتم و این همه جسارت و جرئت فقط 2 ریال بر ارزشش افزود.
در میان این حاشیه ها می شود افتخارات بزرگ را به ریالی خرید و فروش کرد
من در آخرین خرید موفقم ،کاخ سفید را با حاشیه ای تزئین شده به رنگ طلایی فقط به قیمت 1 دلار خریدم.
سعید محمدزاده - نودهی-
My paintings are only finished when; I jokingly start to alter their outlines with coloured pencils. It is at this same time, which I feel closest to the very essence of history.
Painting was never meant to change history. Instead, it picks it up and takes it into its own hands, moulds it, throws it up and down, tickles it and then throws back it to the ground. A painting narrates and criticizes history from its own point of view.
I have slid into the heart of history to re-investigate the relationships between people. My standpoint is an outcome of humor that stems from the most basic social interactions. A humor, which makes you laugh and then locks your gaze towards an indefinable spot.
My new collections of works are not stamps. This visual usage of stamp borders is for their implication to the conceptual evaluation of historical events.
In a way, the floral borders become a visual relish added to the original ingredients of the work, creating a contextual and expressional challenge.
My attempt is to hide the bitterness of history under layers of humor. In other words, I sugar coat it to make it more appealing. The price of the works is placed on these floral borders without any interference on my part. This is the perceived value, which has been appointed.
Many a time, have I shaved off Nasser al-Din Shah’s moustache and put it on Ahmad shah’s face so that this evaluation might be reconsidered. Yet, to no avail, for all my daring audacity, it only resulted to a mere 2 Rials being added to the original price.
It is in these very margins that proud accomplishments are bought and sold in currency. On my most recent successful purchase I was able to buy a “White House” embellished with a gold margin for only a dollar.
Saeed M Nodehi
Overview and HistoryTehran 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."Getting ThereMehrabad 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.TransportationTehran 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 CultureMore 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, RecommendationsTake 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 Museumthe Abghine Musuem (glass works)the 19th century Golestan Royal Palace museumthe museum of carpets (!!!)Reza Abbasi Museum of extraordinary miniaturesand 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.