هر جغرافیا و دوره تاریخی که در آن زیست میکنیم، ویژگیهای منحصر به فردی دارد که عامل اشتراکات بصری و مفهومیِ آثار هنرمندانی است که در آن موقعیت مکانی و زمانی به خلق میپردازند.
مهمترین ویژگی آثار یک دوره به دیدگاههای متفاوت و گونهگون، چه از نظر فرمالیستی و چه از باب انتخاب زوایای مورد بررسی از مضامینی مشخص است؛ اما چگونه است که فرزندان یک خانواده با تمام نقاط اشتراک موجود، این چنین متفاوت با هم میاندیشند و مینگرند؟
علیرغم تاثیر حافظه جمعی و تاریخی یک دوره، انسان این موجود منحصر بهفرد با خلاقیتی شگرف این همه سلایق متنوع از یک مضمون را در فرهنگ عمومی پدید میآورد.
«جغرافی انسان»، آثار هنرمندان نقاش فیگوراتیو را در وضعیت جامعه معاصر به نمایش میگذارد. هنرمندان منتخب سالها است این موضوع را در مسیر حرفهای خود مورد بررسی قرار دادهاند و با نگاهی متفاوت، در فضاهای گوناگون و با نگرشهای روانکاوانه، اجتماعی، تاریخی و نمادین، شرایط انسانی را که در همین عصر زیست میکند به تصویر درآوردهاند. هنگامی که این آثار را در کنار یکدیگر قرار میدهیم، به گفتگو و کشمکشی جهانشمول و به دیدگاهی تعمیم یافتهتر، کاملتر و گستردهتر از زندگی اجتماعی، در زمان معین و در یک موقعیت جغرافیای مشخص دست مییابیم. در وضعیت فعلی هنر معاصر کشور بررسی پژوهشی ارتباط انسان و جغرافیایی مشخص از زوایای دید چند هنرمند در کنار یکدیگر، دریچهای تازه به ادراک ما از وضعیت کنونی خواهد گشود.
مجید عباسی فراهانی
The geography and historical period in which we live, includes unique qualities that becomes the perceptive, the intuitive and the conceptual role in works of art by artists actively creating in this particular time period and location.
The most important feature of art works from a certain period analyzed from the dual perspective of formal and visual language is expressively clear, in so far as how the children in a family with shared experiences have different thoughts and point of views?
Humans, despite the impact of collective and historical memory of a period, can with great ingenuity create diverse perceptions in the public sphere.
“Human Geography” exhibit works of figurative artists in our present contemporary society settings.
Selected artists have referenced and employed these issues in their professional career and have depicted elements associated with human condition, be it psychoanalytic, social, historical and symbolic values from numerous points of view despite living in the same time period. It is through the culmination of these works that we will achieve a more comprehensive interpretation and create a dialogue on a universal conflict in a certain time and in specified geographic location.
Undoubtedly the contemporary art of the country in the current landscape will open a new gateway regarding research and understanding on the issues of the relationship between humans and their geographies from angles that brings these unique artists together.
Majid Abbasi Farahani
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.