Foad Alijani

From the Map
Paaygaah, Keresht, Tehran, Iran, December 2018
Supported by Frame Contemporary Art Finland

Laura Puska:
To begin with, Alijani recalls the Hegelian term “Aufheben”. Often translated in English as “sublation”, Hegel used the term to describe a process of interaction between a thesis and antithesis. According to Hegel, this interplay is simultaneously preserving and changing. The dialectic process in his mind,
Alijani starts constructing his work. The site-specific approach of his work continues to play a part through the email exchange with his exchange partner Salla Valle: Alijani asked Valle to provide a screenshot of any area of Tehran. This shot he combined with other elements to compose the map element of his installation.

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