Amirhossein Bayani was born in Tehran (Iran) in 1977. His major thematic approach has been focused on themes such as women, consumerism and hybrid aspects of culture and identity in the society where he lives. He thinks art and painting are not separate
from history and society, but through their association they get their meanings in an aesthetic way. In recent years his paintings
have critically focused on women affairs in his country despite serious government limitations. He has tried to present the social problems faced by women with an aesthetic exposition. He shows some part of his sensation around this subject in each collection.
Artraker / Mentor / Award Nominee 2013
CONFLICT AREA / COUNTRY OF REFERENCE: SYRIA
‘I shall suffer inside every human being! I shall get slapped on every face! I shall die with the death of all the poor! I shall be free when everyone in the world is free; There is no freedom as far as there is even one captive in the world.’ - Jean-Paul Sartre
… Power, as Foucault describes, is of invisible nature. Unlike classical definitions of power that tried to give an institutional definition of authority by concentration on the structure of the government, Foucault tries to delve into the hidden and mysterious layers of authority to build up his analysis. This is why Foucault apprehends and talks about power without subject. According to him, power is invisible by nature although it has surrounded and exerts influence on us anytime anywhere.
Michel Foucault was quite familiar with this quality of authority: Authority is basically mysterious and impalpable and it tries by all means to remain invisible or impalpable in other words. The theological and sacred aspects of Dictatorial regimes come from invisibility of the structure of power. There is no sound or sign of authority but it is omnipresent. The impalpability of the power leads us to where there is no chance for change.
Tehran, Spring 2013,
Art director Ali Phi
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