One Day Evening
6 - 15.7.2015
OPENING: MONDAY 6th July 2015 18:00 -21:00 hours.
Open during weekdays: 7th-15th, 18:00 - 20:00 hours.
Weekend: 16:00 - 18:00 PM
"ONE DAY EVENING" is a solo exhibition which presents an Iranian photographer's works who lives in Iran. He is a poet and photographer and has been working over a decade on specific themes and subjects related to ordinary life of people in a poetic way. His work mainly addresses very simple issues of Iranian people's daily life, facing conflicts and absurdness.
"Every time that I have passed my normal and transient experiences of life through the viewfinder of the camera, the most vulnerable and unstable moments, they have turned into immortality, and it’s the nature of photography.
This time, however, in specific ”moment" these visual experiences embrace my poems by which so far I haven’t been able to bring them to an end.
“Time” in photographs has found a new definition for me; from the beginning of a tragic accident that leads me to the camera, desirable or not, to the setting of frame and light and to the photographic experience along with texts that tie into each other in a short moment.
"One Evening" as it is named is about a very simple accident that can occur any time for anyone. To me, it is not only a mere experience in photography, but also a reflection upon daily life and death, the concepts that we share in our everyday life in different ways. It is my interaction with the surroundings and concept of life, its absurdness and banality with its sorrow and grief, its oblivion, death and above all the frozen moment, which is reflected in all of my text and photographs."
Ali Kiany, Nur 2014.
Ali Kiany is an Iranian artist born 1979 in the northern city of Nur and on the coastline of the Caspian. He was fascinated by pictures from the early childhood and captured by cinema and moving image. 1998 he entered the university and got to experience a new era of analog photography. The years later he had several solo exhibitions in different galleries in Iran and continued his studies in a master’s degree in art and research. During this time, he continued with the theoretical foundations of cinema and photography, as the subject of his thesis: the cinema as "neorealism and Iranian Cinema". He finished his degree in 2005. He has been an art lecturer in several universities and institutes and professionally following the new era in art and culture in Iran, subjects which are engaged with social and public status of contemporary Iranian society. At the moment he is the head of graphic design department at Marlik University of Nowshahr. He has published many different articles and critiques that try to explain the relationship between function and aesthetics of his artistic practice.
His main concern as an artist is to engage the relationship between cinema, photography and literature, components that occupy his life and memory.