Ayyam Art Center Presents ‘Telling Spaces,’ an exhibition by Majid Koorang Beheshti starting on Sep. 10

‘Telling Spaces’ Majid Koorang Beheshti
Opening: Monday, Sept. 10 from 7-9PM
Ayyam Art Center, Alserkal Avenue

Ayyam Gallery is pleased to invite you to the opening of ‘Tracing Spaces’ by Majid Koorang Beheshti on Monday, September 10 from 7-9pm at the Ayyam Art Center, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai. 

Introducing two photographic series by Beheshti, ‘Telling Spaces’, will provide a unique opportunity to view the span of imagination, politically reactionary work, and beauty of line created by today’s artists of Iran.

In Beheshti’s 2007 series, ‘The Cubic Paths’, the stark crispness of monochrome constructions, angular or often curved and offset with bold ebony-shadowed areas and clean lines in repeated sequences, create foreign landscapes reminiscent of Bauhaus and, at times, Surrealist sensibilities. 

His 2011 series, ‘The City’s Notebook’, takes a more engaged approach to photography with staged scenes, yet Beheshti’s architectural fascination is carried throughout. Angular rooftops, perforated tunnels and geometric skeletons of edifices frame the interior scene of each photograph. This harsh environment serves to emphasize the despair, chaos, destruction and violence the city has witnessed. With direct references to an armed military presence, the bygone era of the Persian Empire, and various murders of the city’s youth, the images are one of grieving for a lost city, perhaps even a disappearing heritage, and the netting framework and enduring corridors imprisons these citizens in this reality. 

Born in 1967 in Isfahan, Iran, Majid Koorang Beheshti received his Bachelor of Arts in Painting from Tehran’s Azad University. He has exhibited individually throughout Iran since 1998 and in collective exhibitions in Iran, the United States, Italy, France, the United Kingdom and Germany since 2004, most notably with the exhibition ‘Persian Visions, Contemporary Photography from Iran’ which toured the United States. In 1999, he was chosen the Selected Painter in the ‘Dialogue Among Civilizations International Contest’, won Best Photo Exhibition of the Year in 2000, and his series ‘Cubic Pathways’ was selected as the Best Collection in Creative Photography of the 10th Biennale of Iranian Photography in 2006. 

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