From National series by Amirhossein Radaie (2016)
By 1960s and 70s Iran underwent major industrial changes. Famous merchants built factories to substitute imports with domestic products, particularly in field of household appliances such as radio, TV, fans, meat grinders, refrigerators, carpet, and tiles.These new products represented the desires and demands of the society and possessing them was an indicator of having achieved a certain social standing.
Now half a century later, these products have produced history and memories and posses their own social identity.With changes in consumer patterns and changes in industrial structures, the question is when does a certain product become useless?
In this series of works, outdated and useless appliances are recycled and things that were once valued are redefined. The series is an illusory demonstration of changeable identity of objects and a society that is in state of flux.
I am so happy to be able to invite you today to my new collective
exhibition of artists from Almería in the Mirador del Castillo in
Mojácar Pueblo.The inauguration will take place next Tuesday, 5th of
July, at 8 p.m…