The Reminder | Behnam Sadighi
9-13 September 2014
The Showroom Gallery
Private View & Cocktail Reception | 8 September | The Showroom Gallery
Panel Discussion | 11 September | The Showroom Gallery
Doreen Mende (curator & theorist)
Fereshte Moosavi (MOP art director & PhD Candidate Curatorial/Knowledge)
Behnam Sadighi (artist, MOP CAP 2013 Winner)
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MOP CAP 2013 Winner Behnam Sadighi's work is founded in documentary photography. He develops his ideas through the phenomena of his surroundings caused by socio-political and cultural issues, the experiences that have the most powerful effects on Iranian lifestyle and relationships, particularly in urban environments. These changes in phenomena and self, play an integral role in reflecting his personal interpretation of life and living.
Sadighi's most recent project is an attempt towards an-other look at the Facebook profile pictures of Iran's youth. Through a reconstruction of the portraits their authorship is lost in the midst of their innumerability. These pictures, usually taken as snapshots, seem to conceal the represented person as well as all of the elements that characterise them. Does such loss of the authorship and privation of representation occur because of the countless-ness of the photographs, or is it because their viewers are skimming through them so quickly? Is it caused by a desire in making and/or representing a different sort of being in a matter of seconds? Or, it is such way of doing, a remembrance of an existence that shares the untold and the hidden in a corner of time?