BON-GAH BARNAAMEH ARE OCCASIONAL EVENTS OF ONE-DAY OPEN STUDIO IN KARASHT WHERE BON-GAH COLLECTIVE AND FRIENDS DISPLAY WORKS, SCREEN EXPERIMENTAL VIDEOS AND CASUALLY HAVE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT ART.
WORKS ON VIEW IN BON-GAH BARNAAMEH ARE RATHER SUGGESTIVE, SITE-SPECIFIC AND EVEN IN PROGRESS, COMING OUT OF THE PRODUCTIVE TIME AT KARASHT, MORE THAN BEING FINISHED AND GALLERY-ORIENTED.
In Barnaameh nov. 2016
Shahrzad Changalvaee, Hedieh Ahmadi, Ehsan Barati, Zahra Rashid, Nasrin Tork, Amir Askari
displayed their works and projects
Obviously in a workshop setting the artists don’t need to be coordinated, as opposed to some selection methods. Those are not dissimilar to cleaning fish – you first hold the fish under cold water to wash off the slimy secretions, before scraping the scales with the back of your knife, then turning the fish over and looking for a tiny hole close to the fin, poke the tip of the knife in and tear the underbelly from tail to gills to disembowel before washing the fish again with cold water. However, in a workshop each participant enters the process of production through a theme. At times, and by accident, some of the products follow parallel courses; but, in general, nothing happens, save that objects and parts slowly find their place next to each other. It is not that these final products establish a reassuring relationship with each other. Or, that they pretend to be formally part of something bigger or that they come as one single collection, but over time an extraordinary order comes out of chaos and this may perhaps be an ideal, an exhibition without an exhibitor. Arash Hanaei
Hedieh Ahmadi/ Rasoul Ashtari/ Mahmoud Bakhshi/ Olivia Dunbar/ Alex Farrar/ Arash Hanaei/ Benedikt Hipp/ Jaki Irvine/ Alireza Mohammadi/ Christine Moldrickx/ Aysa Rashid/ Elnaz Salehi/ Nastaran Shahbazi/ Nickel van Duijvenboden