Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art
This text addresses my work as an artist and defines it in the context of the following subjects: The concept of ruins, which highlights the relationship between architecture and landscape; the formal and metaphorical dialectic between absence and presence in abandoned places; and the idea of dystopia, which emerges from that in-between space where the real dissolves into the imaginary. At the same time, my work is inspired by the visual culture of cinema and literature, principally within the science-fiction genre, and draws upon my observation of abandoned buildings in Tehran, my native city. These urban ruins are products of the cultural and political changes triggered by the Iranian revolution of 1979. This text also accompanies my MFA project – a body of paintings and sculptures.
Program Director's Department
Graduate School of Art
Ghazi Asadollahi, Sara, "Concrete Poetry" (2019). Graduate School of Art Theses. ETD 120.
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