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Shohreh Bayatipour Statement
از آنجا که بحث از انسان (موضوع نقاشی) است و قرار است انسان (نقاش) درباره ی انسان نظر دهد این انسان دوم به ناچار یا خود را از انسان بودن معاف می دارد و بنابرین به راحتی ذاتی ثابت یا متغیر به انسان ِ ابژکتیو ( انسان اولی ) نسبت خواهد داد یا خود را نیز در مقام انسان درگیر خواهد کرد . بدینگونه تا حدودی از سوژه ی دکارتی دور می شود چون نقاش (از آنجا که به وسیله ی رنگ و شکل می اندیشد) با آنچه نقاشی می کند یکی می شود . ذات ِ متغیر به عنوان واپسین پناهگاه ِ ذاتگرایی می خواهد آنچه از انسانیت باقی مانده را همچنان حفظ کند و در عین حال میان ثبات و تغییر (که به ترتیب خوب و بد نام گرفته اند) شدیدا تردید دارد . آشکار کردن انسان متغیر گویی اینبار می خواهد این را بپذیرد که تغییر ذات انسان است . اما این جنبه ی پیشرویی نیست بل جالبیش در این نهفته که تا حدی این تغییر را به زندگی روانی و اجتماعی مولف و مخاطب گره می زند . اگر آشنایی زدایی را به عنوان معیاری برای تمیز هنر از غیر هنر بشناسیم می توانیم بگوییم که این آثار هنری اند و از این نظر در گرایشهای صوری خود موفق بوده اندکه توانسته اند کارکرد هنری داشته باشند و در نتیجه چند معنا به شمار آیند . شاید این پیش درآمدی باشد برای ورود به کارهای شهره بیاتی پور . یحیی پوررمضان
In as much as the argumentation is a propos of man (painting subject matter) and it is supposed that man (painter) gives comment on man, this second man whether ineluctably exempt himself from being man and thereupon it will attribute effortlessly a static or a dynamic nature to the objective man (the first man) or involves himself as the position of man. Thereby he keeps away from the Descartesian subject since the painter (as contemplates through paint and shape) unites with what he paints to a large extent. The dynamic nature as the latter harborage of nativism desiderates to still preserve what remains from humanism and in the meantime it scruples exceedingly between constancy and changing (that respectively are named good and bad). Revealing the dynamic man seems that this time it wants to admit it that changing is the nature of man. But this is not the advancing aspect; rather its delight is to some extent occult in that it trusses this changing with the psychic and social life of author and addresser. If we regard defamiliarization as the criteria of distinguishing between art and non-art; we can indicate that these works are artistic and from this point of view they have been prosperous in their external tendencies that they have been able to have artistic function and consequently they can be considered multiple meaning. Perhaps this is a preface for entering Shohreh Bayatipour’s works.
Yahyah Pour Ramezan
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.