A Painting Exhibition by Sara Sameri
تصاویر واکنش ما نسبت به واقعیت را تحت تاثیر قرار می.دهند. تصاویر بازنمودی با اینکه شکلی از واقعیت هستند، تنها بخشی از آن به شمار می.روند. من در صدد بازتولید فضای گذشته نیستم بلکه می.خواهم آن را بازخوانی کنم. قصد من از بازنمود تصاویر نسخه برداری از آن.ها نیست بلکه خلق دوباره آنهاست. از این رو در این مجموعه با انتخاب طیف خاصی از تصاویر دغدغه.ی خود را درباره.ی بخشی از تاریخ آشکار می.کنم، در واقع اینجا عمل انتخاب کردن و نه دگرگون ساختن مطرح است. گاه ممکن است برخی از امور به نحو قابل تشخیصی تصویری از امری واقعی باشند در حالی که اساسا" به آن شباهت نداشته باشند. به این معنا که تقریبا هر تصویری ممکن است هر امری را بازنمایی کند.
به باور من معنای هیچ چیز سرراست نیست، با اینکه تصاویر کاملا" واضح هستند، اما همه چیز به آگاهی مخاطب وابسته است. به گونه ای که نگاه با چشم معمولی وعادی به دروغی تبدیل می شود. در کارهایم سنجش و قضاوت همچون چیزی زائد، حذف می.شود. از این رو هر تصویر به تنهایی موظف است همه چیز را بگوید. هر تصویر طوری دوباره خلق می.شود که تصویر نخست یا واپسین باشد. چیزی مانند ترس از توقف پیش از باروری در پشت این تصاویر نهفته است. مسئله اساسی درست ما بین انتخاب و چگونگی، استفاده از آنهاست. بنابراین شرح چگونگی رودر رویی و مواجه با تصاویر اساس این پروسه است.
سارا سامری ــ مهرماه ۹۴
Images will influence our reactions to reality. Thus, representative images could be considered only as parts of the reality. Accordingly, I do not intend to represent the past but to review it .I do not intend to imitate images but to recreate them. Therefore, in this collection, by selecting particular pictures I try to unfold my vision regarding a period in the history. In fact, we will confront with the selection not transformation. Some affairs might be obviously reflections of reality while they are considerably different. That means each image could represent almost anything.
In my opinion, no meanings within creatures are straight. Although images are completely clear, realization is depended on viewer's awareness. Thus, ordinary look will be converted to a lie. In my works, Judgment would be omitted as a superfluous. Therefore, each image should explain everything by its’ own. Each picture must be created in a way as it is a beginning or final image. There is a something like fear of intermission prior to fertility hidden behind these images. The main issue is how to select and how to use them. Therefore, the description of how we oppose these images is the basis of this process.
Sara Sameri-Autumn 2015
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.