Saied Mojavari – Featured Artist
as the congregation commences the members of the group assimilate in a circle the women are the soul of the earth and assumed as such lead the congregation one is faceless bloating breast & womb two twin gravelly-faced and the other scowls suspiciously at the sacrificial act performed outside the circle they have decided on their vision the only man in the congregation is chosen for this rite he drinks blood as it spouts from his raised hands that shadow his crown the light of their spiritual dynasties weave intersecting chaos from their days energies strewn in waves of floating body parts as they exchange shapes dimensions beyond the circle beyond the man the world is in flames the world outside of them spinning houses of pain the man steps to it not only performs the ritual he's the sacrifice the light in his heart bleeding within darkness is a fool not separate between what appears plain nothing is but in it the same one revolving pack of wolves one astray as each difference shies likenesses between them remain steady ordinary understanding the difference between sacrifices and what initiates the heart inflates definitive heads with abstract everything else arms legs breasts hands/we share it all and understand it little when separated to our private quarters locked away from proximial entanglement sacrificing gods to reacquaint a basic integrity of life we find a molecule in which all things relate do we then understand nature? much of life shared is content much deformed is in spite and heated by friction desperate to embody sense of this we are conscious of nothing is permanent nothing except this moment by LORIN DREXLER
Mojavari Gallery – Saied Mojavari
I was born in 1968 in Lahidjan, north of Iran. At the age of fourteen, I set out to Teheran to study at an Art School for boys. After I was instructed there in sculpture, drawing, painting, and art history, I returned to my home region to attend the grammar school in Rascht with the main focus on subjects related to art, where I also received the public school-leaving exam and university entrance qualification in 1988 with graphic art as my major. From 1989 to 1994, I studied free pictorial art and film at Tehran University, receiving a Master of Arts degree in 1994. I have always appreciated media film and started producing and directing short films in 1988. My film “Ghalb” (“The heart”) was nominated in 1992 at the French International Film Festival of Cannes. From 1994 to 1996, I worked at the educational department of the Tehran Art College and as a lector at Rascht University, where I taught free pictorial art and art history. In 1997 I took up residency in Cologne, Germany. For the first years, I worked at advertising agencies and film-producing companies. From 2000 to 2008, I ran the Mojavari Gallery at Cologne’s art centre. It presented the artworks of several international artists, in addition to my paintings.
I have relocated Mojavari Gallery to Berlin and I’m currently working as a professional artist in this new location.
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