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Exhibition : Grotto


Grotto collection is twelve frames of Kamali’s works which were photographed and designed by photomontage technique and in the dimensions of 150 * 100 cm. Grottos’ walls, ongoing stream of water, glimmer of light, hidden faces in black veils, redesigned iconic illustrations of mythological matters, same limbs with successive movements, all are elements that unfeignedly, unostentatiously, imaginatively, full of ideas but passionately, multi-layeredly, ambiguously and in a worthy of contemplation manner have been depicted in all photographs in this collection. Changes and differences of wall background motifs (as if walls find platonic interpretation!) from their own original version and the chaos that figures who involved with objects, have created in the foreground frame, present an intertextual perusal.

Photos approach to the "body" and "history" in the context of their representation, oddly seems to show the photographer's attention to a combination of two different approaches of Foucault: the first genealogy (the correlates of discursive relations of power) and second paleontology (the cognitive correlates of knowledge and discourse) ... these works which have inter-corporeality and linkage in self-dimensional space - non-exaggeratedly - are painful. Way of portraying and applying dimensions and various aspects of corporeality, hidden identity, in an intertwined web of historical-phenomenological dimension (in time- in place axis in both individual and social-collective level ) and fictional dimension (sur-time and sur-place axis) reveal a transcendent look in mythological language of our culture and other historical periods. On the one hand, large dimensions of the works and the desire to be seen them narrative, without a certain logic, sometimes suffice to generalize and sometimes lead to address the minorest details (characteristics of the culture myth) brings to mind Iranian minstrelsy and on the other hand, there is a satirical look from a continuous fear in the works there, reminiscent of Europe's’ medieval grotesques. "Grotesque" is derived from "Grotop’’ in Latin means "Grotto

Grotto collection is twelve frames of Kamali’s works which were photographed and designed by photomontage technique and in the dimensions of 150 * 100 cm. Grottos’ walls, ongoing stream of water, glimmer of light, hidden faces in black veils, redesigned iconic illustrations of mythological matters, same limbs with successive movements, all are elements that unfeignedly, unostentatiously, imaginatively, full of ideas but passionately, multi-layeredly, ambiguously and in a worthy of contemplation manner have been depicted in all photographs in this collection. Changes and differences of wall background motifs (as if walls find platonic interpretation!) from their own original version and the chaos that figures who involved with objects, have created in the foreground frame, present an intertextual perusal.

Photos approach to the "body" and "history" in the context of their representation, oddly seems to show the photographer's attention to a combination of two different approaches of Foucault: the first genealogy (the correlates of discursive relations of power) and second paleontology (the cognitive correlates of knowledge and discourse) ... these works which have inter-corporeality and linkage in self-dimensional space - non-exaggeratedly - are painful. Way of portraying and applying dimensions and various aspects of corporeality, hidden identity, in an intertwined web of historical-phenomenological dimension (in time- in place axis in both individual and social-collective level ) and fictional dimension (sur-time and sur-place axis) reveal a transcendent look in mythological language of our culture and other historical periods. On the one hand, large dimensions of the works and the desire to be seen them narrative, without a certain logic, sometimes suffice to generalize and sometimes lead to address the minorest details (characteristics of the culture myth) brings to mind Iranian minstrelsy and on the other hand, there is a satirical look from a continuous fear in the works there, reminiscent of Europe's’ medieval grotesques. "Grotesque" is derived from "Grotop’’ in Latin means "Grotto