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Homa Art Gallery Nov 2015 Mahsa Alikhani Two Secend Before Occurrence 01

هر کدام از ما در ساختار وجودی مان تصویری ذهنی و خیالی ازدنیای پس ازمرگ داریم،که بسته به کمبودها و عقده های موجود در فرهنگ های اعتقادی مختلف،وعده داده شده اند.

این سری که اکنون "دو ثانیه قبل از وقوع" نام گرفته،لحظه قطع رابطه روح و جسم است.لحظه ای که با رضایت چشم از جهان می بندی به امید وعده گاه بهتر.

این مجموعه که ما بین سال های 2014 و 2015 گردآوری شده اند تصاویر فانتزی از دنیای پس از مرگ است،که هرچند خیلی به غایت خیالی خودم نزدیک نشد،منتها به نظرم می آید که در ساخت اتمسفر آنها به اشارات پیش فرض نزدیک شده اند؛اینکه انسان پس از مرگ طبیعتا" موجودی سرمدی نیست و این درتناقض بنیادی بافرهنگ مسلط بر انسان شرقی است.                                                                                                                                                                                                 مهسا علیخانی

دستیار صحنه: مهدیه بابازاده 

با تشکر از: رضا واعظ پور،مهرداد عسگری و مجتبی سالک

This series, which is called "Two Seconds before Occurrence" at the moment, is the instant when body and soul separate from one another; the moment when you close the eyes from the world with satisfaction, to the hope of a better tryst. Each of us have a mental, fictional image of the world after death in the core of our beings, which has been promised to us based on the shortcomings of our religious cultures. This collection, which has been gathered during 2014 and 2015, consist of fantasy images of the world after death. Although it wasn’t really close to my final dream, but  it seems in creating of this atmosphere, they came close to default references which state that humans are not eternal beings after death and this point is inconsistent with the religious culture that dominates the eastern man.

                                                                                                                Mahsa Alikhani

 Tehran 1981 / architecture, azad university of Tehran 1998-2001 

Solo exhibition: Kate Moss Family, Homa gallery, Tehran 2013 

Group exhibition: 4th edition of Persbook, Iranian art forum, Tehran 2013 

Art for peace, Mohsen gallery, Tehran 2014 

Joyland, Mehrva gallery, Tehran 2014

نمایشگاه آثار " مهسا علیخانی " با عنوان " دو ثانیه قبل وقوع " آذر 1394 گالری هما

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More About Tehran

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.

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