ركسانا فاضلي فارغ التحصيل رشته عكاسي از دانشگاه هنر و معماري تهران مركز و عكاس مستند اجتماعي و فاين آرت است. او در كنار عكاسي علاقه بسيار زيادي به ساخت مجسمه با ضايعاتي مثل فلزات، شيشه و كاغذ دارد. او حدود دو سال است كه به صورت جدي شروع به ساخت مجسمههاي حيوانات با متريالهاي مختلف كرده است. هنر عکاسی از یک سو و مجسمه سازی از سوی دیگر او را بر آن داشته تا در آینده دست به خلق آثاری با ترکیب این دو هنر بزند. مسمور اولين نمايشگاه انفرادي او در گالري شيرين است كه بازگو كنندهی حيوانات رو به انقراض و تغيير شكل دادن آنها در اين شرايط سخت ميباشد
به گفته هنرمند : کرهی خاکی در جای جایش حضور انسان را عمیقا حس کرده است. انسان هر کجا را که توانسته به تصرف خود در آودهاست و حتی هر کجا که حضور ندارد آثار فعالیتهایش وجود دارد. چه اغماق اقیانوسها و چه نوک قلهها
انسان عصر مدرن چنان درگیر ستایش خود بوده که فراموش کرده است حضور و ماندگاریاش در گرو حضور طبیعت و حیوانات دیگر است
انسان امروز در حصاری از پلاستیک، سیمان، سموم و آسمانی خاکستری گرفتار شده و بدون توجه به تنگتر شدن این حصار هر روز فعالیتهای خود را ادامه میدهد
این نمایشگاه شامل هجده اثر است که از پاپیه ماشه و مواد قابل بازیافت ساختهشدهاست
Roxana Fazeli, Graduated from Art & Architecture faculty of university of Tehran Markaz in photography is documentary and fine art photographer.
Masmour is her first solo sculptor exhibition at Shirin art gallery.
As the artist says:
“ Extinction has always been a dire reality in our world. A reality not as straight forward as disappearance of rock solid existence, and not as complicated as facts of life.
All matters, regardless of their hierarchy in universe, are now either an incomplete fossil or unproved thesis.
Extinction is byproduct of evolution, and this has been facilitated by an environmental condition as well as another species. Our very own existence on the planet is owed to this fact. And we will face the music as we are part of the same cycle. Of course we have speeded up the process of extinction for many other species, since our existence on this planet.
This is an inevitable end waiting for human specie as well. Although the exact time is unclear, for sure it will be sooner than later.
Extinction of other species is the cause of our will to survive on this planet for good, but … “
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.