اگر چه بستر حضور اجتماعی زنان پس از تلاقی با تمدن غرب در ایران پدید آمد اما دستخوش تحولات بسیاری گردید.
علیرضا پویا در خلق این مجموعه متواتر به درهم آمیزی مفاهیم، شعائر و ارزش های غالب روزگار خود پرداخته، بطوریکه با ترسیم مرزها، گاهی آنها را برهم میریزد، میشکافد و یا در می نوردد!
هنرمند در تب و تاب نوستالژیهایش رهاست اما ساکن سرزمینی نیست!
بر مَرکب مدرنیته میراند و خاطره ازلی بر سینه می فشارد.
آثار به بازخوانی مفاهیم مشتاق است و نقطه پرگار به برکشیدن اعوجاج ذهنی انسان متوسط امروزی استوار است. پیش از حضور زنان در عرصه ها و مناسبات اجتماعی، به جهان صرفا" از یک منظر و دیدگاه مطلق حاکم مردسالارانه نگریسته شده است و در تمامی آموزه های اخلاقی و .... نیز که توسط مردها عرضه می شده این تابو مستحکمتر می گردیده است، آنجا که دید یکسویه و سیاه و سفید به پدیده های اجتماعی حاکم است نگاهی نو و از منظری دیگر پذیرفته نیست، لذا حضور زنان را بر نمی تابند و یا در برابر پذیرش و دیدن نگاه و نظر آنها گرانجانی می کنند.
هنرمند با کاشت رنگها دوبینی های صرف را به چالش می آورد و حالت سومی را به تصویر می کشد که توانسته خاکستری باشد همان خاکستری که در بطنش شعله افروز در نهان دارد!
تخیلی را پرواز می دهد که در تونل زمان متحرک است، آرمانی را می جوید که از دنیای پر ماجرای زنان برمی خیزد و به ورطه های پُر ناشدنی رنگ ها در مناسبات بشری منتهی می شود. زن در تلاقی با ناشناخته ها نیست، در پستوی گذر نادیده هاست! اگر خزان را انتظار رویشی دگر است، واپسین انسان باید زن باشد.
دکتر شهریار محسنی (پژوهشگر و جامعه شناس)
Although the social context of the women’s presence in Iran has emerged after the cultural confluence with the Western civilization, it has become subject to the numerous alterations.
Creating this successive collection, Alireza Pooya has proposed the integration of the concepts, slogans and values, dominant in his time, in a way that through drawing boundaries, at time he disassembles, splits or traverses them.
The artist is free in the ardor of his nostalgia but he is not the resident of any mundane land !
He rides the steed of modernity and holds the eternal memory close to his heart.
The works are eagerly read anew for the concepts, and the compass point stands firmly on embracing the mental distortion of the today’s average individual.
Before the emergence of women’s presence in social contexts and relations, an absolute patriarchal viewpoint had been the only governing perspective, through which the world was looked upon, and all the moral teachings and … offered by men, has made these taboos stronger. In a place, where the dominant viewpoints on social phenomena are one-sided and black and white, a novel point of view from a different angle is not accepted; therefore the presence of women cannot be admitted and the idea of acknowledging their standpoints and opinions is resisted and disaccorded.
The artist challenges the mere double visioning via providing colors and illustrates a third status that can depict a kind of grayness in the heart of which, a luminous flame is covertly glittering !
The imagination, which is moving in the time tunnel, is flown, and the aspiration, which leads to the unbridgeable abyss of the colors in human relations drawn by the women’s adventurous world, is sought. A woman is not at the confluence of the unknown, rather she is closeted in the path of the unseen! If the autumn is expected to rise again, the last human shall be a woman.
Dr. Shariar Mohseni (Researcher and Sociologist)
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.