مجموعه مجسمه هاى برنزی صادق ادهم با موضوع آيين هاي پهلوانى و تجسم چندگانه ای از رستم و سهراب را بايد نخستين نمونه از تكثير رابطه پدر و پسر درشاهنامه دانست. پدر و پسرى كه به نوعى شايد كهن الگوى پهلوانى در شاهنامه و اساطير ايرانى هستند. این آثار گويى بنيان هايى براى بيان چنين بي بنيادى ازلى و ابدى مستتر در رسوم پهلوانى و در نهايت "جان مايه انسان" هستند. ساختارهايى سنگين با ادوات و تجهيزات جنگى بر روى پايه ها و پاهايى نازک وضعیف، بنا شدن بر خاك سست زمين و تلاش انسانى هر پهلوان براى رد شدن از مرزها و محدوده هاى آدمی. پهلوان هاى "این هنرمنددر نهايت همان سردرگمى و گيجى عجيب رابطه هر پدر و پسر هستند، با شكاف ها، شمشيرها، حلقه ها، گوى ها و صاعقه هايى كه در نهايت هر پدرى را به پسرش وصل و در نهايت "جدا" مى كنند. و "آكولاد" شايد عنوان مناسبى براى اين مجموعه باشد، عملى شامل قرار دادن نوك شمشير بر روى شانه قهرمان و اعلام "شواليه" شدنش، لمس نوك تيز و اندام صاعقه وار شمشير، پيش از ورود به جهان اسرار پهلوانى.
Sadegh Adham’s bronze statue collection with the subject of heroic rituals and multidimensional visualization of Rostam and Sohrab is known to be the first sample of the duplication of the father and son relationship in Shahnameh. A father and a son, who, maybe in a way, are the heroic archetypes in Shahnameh and Persian Mythologies. These works are seemingly the foundation for stating such an immortal and eternal rootlessness, concealed in heroic rituals, that, in time, become “the human essence”. Heavy instruments with ammunition and military equipment on the basis and thin weak feet, being built on the loose soil of the earth and humane efforts of a hero to pass the borders and human constraints. Heroes, depicted by this artist, have, in the long run, the very same strange confusion and bafflement, typical of every father and son relations, with breaks, swords, loops, orbs and thunderbolts, which eventually connect and separate them. And “Accolade” maybe a proper title for this collection; an action, including tapping the tip of the sword on the shoulders of a hero and announcing him a “knight”, feeling the sharp tip and thunderous body of the sword before entering the mysterious world of heroism.
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.