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Abbas Akhavan

Author: Abbas Akhavan; Michael Buhrs; Verena Hein; Museum Villa Stuck.
Publisher: Berlin : Distanz, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : GermanView all editions and formats
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Abbas Akhavan (b. Tehran, Iran, 1977; lives and works in Toronto) can be counted among a generation of emerging Canadian artists reflecting on social issues through ephemeral, site-specific works. Akhavan?s works ? sculptures, installations, drawings, videos, and performances ? deal with destruction and exclusion, but also with acts of preservation and restoration. His conceptual objects show a creative process that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Interviews
Named Person: Abbas Akhavan; Abbas Akhavan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abbas Akhavan; Michael Buhrs; Verena Hein; Museum Villa Stuck.
ISBN: 9783954762064 3954762064
OCLC Number: 1020791204
Notes: Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at Villa Stuck, München, June 29-October 1, 2017.
Includes contributions by Vassilis Oikonomopoulos, Amy Zion, Burcu Dogramaci and Michael Buhrs and Verena Hein.
Bilingue allemand-anglais.
Description: 1 vol. (126 p.) : iil. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: herausgegeben / edited byvon Michael Buhrs und Verena Hein.

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Abbas Akhavan (b. Tehran, Iran, 1977; lives and works in Toronto) can be counted among a generation of emerging Canadian artists reflecting on social issues through ephemeral, site-specific works. Akhavan?s works ? sculptures, installations, drawings, videos, and performances ? deal with destruction and exclusion, but also with acts of preservation and restoration. His conceptual objects show a creative process that is not yet complete. In his works, Akhavan refers to nature and the four elements ? fire, water, earth, and air. Plants or animals become elementary design components. In the exhibition at Villa Stuck, visitors first encounter a barrier in the form of a thuja hedge, bringing the outdoors inside. Here, the artist has left conspicuous traces of preceding exhibitions: the walls are unrenovated, the air-conditioning is switched off, and previously covered windows have been uncovered. Thus, Akhavan questions the responsibilities of a museum and whether or not common strategies of preservation are actually contemporary. 00Exhibition: Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany (29.06.-01.10.2017).

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