Raheleh Zomorodinia & Ahmad Nadalian; Report: Ahmad Nadalian,
During last week (April 29
-May 4, 2008) a new environmental art festival was held on the coast of Caspian
Sea, in the north of Iran. More than 140 artists from different part of Iran
gathered on this beautiful region to create environmental installations and sand
sculptures. The festival also included a number of art performances. I was
responsible to act as an art director.
I will carve fish for the whole of my life. For me the birth of my
imaginary fish, their effort to survive, the ugliness of the evil
times that destroy my fish all are a metaphor for the life of human
beings in the present and the world we are living in.
I used red earth
and painted portraits of young artists. I
often depict mythological symbols.
can frequently be seen in my works. I use this symbol as a
reference; the exclusion of Adam and Eve in heaven. Many of his
themes find their roots in the beginning of time when humans first
started to evolve global mythologies in relation to their lives on
earth. They have old meanings but new applications.
I saw the bird of the celestial garden...
She has fallen into the net of this earthly world ...
The other bird was
in cage ...
I am the bird of the celestial garden, not from the earthly world,
for a while they have made a cage from my body.
They captured him ...
His bones show his pain ...
Wound of nature ...
Wound of human ...
Our horse is now death ...
A paradise near hell ...
Our bad behavior...
We appreciates nature...
We sing song...
A place for worshiping ...
Who can hunt the meaning of our animals ...
Fertility of nature...
Vastness of sea...
Ahmad Nadalian is
internationally known as one of the most active environmental artists. He has
been supported and sponsored by many different organizations in many countries
throughout the world, where he has performed numerous environmental art projects
in countries such as; Italy, Germany, USA, UK, Spain, France, China,
Netherlands, Greece, Russia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Bangladesh, Finland,
Lebanon, Syria, Azerbaijan, Sweden, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Qatar,
Kuwait, Turkey, Switzerland, Serbia ....and his homeland Iran. He has also been invited as a
guest lecturer to different universities, organizations and art centers, during
his visits he has given talks and workshops on a variety of relevant art issues
such as Environmental and Interactive arts. He also organized many major
environmental art festivals in his native country Iran, and has helped to
supervise young environmental artists around
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