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Tehran: the interactive sculptures of Vaziri Moghaddam

A Teheran le sculture interattive di Vaziri Moghaddam
A Teheran le sculture interattive di Vaziri Moghaddam

The Italian-Iranian artist Vaziri Moghaddam’s interactive sculptures will be on display in Tehran, from tomorrow, at the “Argo Factory”. A preview of the exhibition “Mohsen Vaziri Moghaddam.Unrealised Projects.Dynamic Sculptures from Small to Monumental 1968-2018” took place in the garden of the residence of the Ambassador of Italy, Giuseppe Perrone. This initiative, said Ambassador Perrone during his introductory speech, has the task of celebrating a great artist, Mohsen Vaziri Moghaddam, who took his inspiration from currents of European abstract art and Italian nature, highlighting the depth of the cultural link between Italy and Iran and their reciprocal artistic influences.

The documentary “Mohsen Vaziri Moghaddam: Hands in Earth”, produced by the Italian Embassy in Tehran with local artists as part of its exclusive video series “From Tehran to Rome, a Journey through Art” was also screened during the event and can be watched on the Embassy’s social channels (YouTube, Instagram). During the preview of the exhibition, Moghaddam’s iconic 1970 wooden sculpture, which reproduces anthropomorphic forms with arms that can be opened up to 3-4 metres. was placed in the Persian garden of the Ambassador’s residence.

Created by the “Pejman Foundation” and the “Mohsen Vaziri Moghaddam Foundation” with the support of the Embassy, and curated by Moghaddam’s son Hamoun Vaziri, the exhibition includes more than 100 of the Master’s works from the “Mohsen Vaziri Moghaddam Foundation” in Rome, including sculptures, bas-reliefs, sketches and rhythmic reliefs.

Three years since the Master’s death, one of his most important artistic periods is remembered by exhibiting his studies, maquettes and sculptures from the period 1966-1978, which have never before been exhibited together, giving the public the opportunity to interact with the works by breaking them down and putting them back together as they wish.

The central piece of the preview in the Persian garden is the iconic wooden sculpture made by Moghaddam in 1970, which reproduces anthropomorphic forms and has arms that can be opened up to 3-4 metres.