Journey Under the Sea - Works by Ahmad
Nadalian in Syprus
water : Farzad Ghanbari Rad
In May 2012
I traveled to North Cyprus as a part of educational
program and festival of Design in the East Mediterranean
Mahe- Mehr Caltural Complex represented me and some students of
Parviz Tanavoli participated in this festival.
I had the chance to take my fish under the water of Ocean.
Light and color
in underwater world was
I took my
I hold my fish under the water
of the artists
and students of Eastern
Mediterranean University who
participated in the festival
came to visit my works.
imaginary and dream.
was flying in
the space of
fish installed on the
We had several performance in
printing on the ocean
I also carved some of the rocks
One of the
I carved some fish on stone
I sold them. I buy some
gift for my
University is a big
more than thirteen
thousand students. A
significant of them were Iranian.
kind to me. I
knew some of them befour.
workshop focused on
students participated in
asked every student to design a recycled
cylinder for printing on sand.
approach and the
result satisfied me.
I printed one of
my cylinders seal on the front beach of Mediterranean
I use my
bicycle of peace and printed some
phrase on sand
On the last
day I had long journey. I use bicycle and
traveled to the most northern part of of
a half day.
It was hot and
humid weather for
On the way I saw different landscapes
fish in ocean
My destination was a village that they had
Cyprus. They are well known.
On the way
back I saw that a
should not forgot that by closing every church
one mosque will be
North Cyprus i also
preformed my project titled 'New Borders"
live in a
world where racial
result in separation
of mosque and
is looking for
an identity. But
in many cases
the result is not very ethical.
participants did not
One of the
girls who had
participated in the
me that she live in village that
neither north Cyprus nor south.
protecting the area.
me to join them for a project named
In any war we should take our suitcase.
Now the war is over but there is separation and New
We live in
a world where is big
Earth and Time : Exhibition of works by
Iranian Environmental Artists
Opening : 5 of January 2013 at 17 pm
5 - 16 of January
Moslem Ebrahimi - Nooshin Naficy -
Open 5 Group - Shahrnaz Zarkesh - Karim Allahkhani - Sorosh
Shakorian Fard - Masome Zakeri - Farane Jalali - Tara Goodarzy -
Hamid Noorabadi - Hamid Khandan Dehkordi - Mahdie Dehghani - Korosh
Golnari - Talie Majd Abadi - Asie Mohamadian - Low Art Group -
Farzane Najafi - Fereshte Alamshah - Fereshte Zamani - Mahmod
Maktabi - Fayeze Ghayemi Manesh - Mitra soltani - Mohsen Gholami -
Mitra Arbab Saljooghi - Parisa Rajabiyan - Rahele Zomorrodinia -
Hamid Nourabadi Atefeh Arani - Mojtaba
Ramzi - Paridokht Moshkzad - Mehdi Motevalli Taher - Kambiz Sabri -
Mahsa Karimi Zade - Ahmad Nadalin - Atefeh Khas
Mehdi Motevalli Taher
Photos by Shahrnaz Zarkesh, Atefeh
Motehayer Arani and Ahmad Nadalian
A Gulf, A Strait and A Sea (1975- 1995)
Thirty- Six Photographs of Bandar-e Abbas, Chah Bahar, Hormoz and Geshm
by Riccardo Zipoli
Paradise Art Center in Hormoz
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ASIAN AND
NORTH AFRICAN STUDIES, CAí FOSCARI UNIVERSITY OF VENICE, ITALY
Riccardo Zipoli was born in Prato (Italy) in 1952. He took his degree in
Persian language and literature at Venice University in 1975 and since then
he has been teaching Persian language and literature there.
As of 2010
he also teaches Conceiving and Producing Photography at the same university.
He was director of the Dipartimento di Studi Eurasiatici of Venice
University from 1990 until 1996 and from 1999 until 2005. He is the autor of
numerous publications concerning the classical and contemporary Persian
litterature. He has carried out an intense translating activitiy, with a
special interest in the Indian-style authors (in particular S‚íeb and
Bidel). In 1982 he won the Leone Traverso prize Ė in the section for a first
workĖ with the translation of the Q‚bus-n‚me.
He was the first to
introduce Abbas Kiarostamiís poetic works to Western readers with the
Italian translation of Hamr‚h b‚ b‚d, which was followed up by a
translation of the second book of poems by the Persian film-maker, Gorg-i
dar kamin. He began taking photographs in 1972. The first shows of his
works were held in the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (1976), and Il
Diaframma, Milan (1977). Since then his photographs have been widely shown
and published in Italy and abroad (in 1977 some of his photographs were
shown at the 14th São Paulo Art Biennial, Brazil). In 1978 he graduated with
a diploma in film direction and direction of photography from the Centro
Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Rome. His photographic publications include
Venezia alle finestre (Venice 2006), a book of photographs of
Venetian windows reflections with Italian translations of Iranian lines of
Bidel (the photos were shown in Rome, Venice, Tehran, Potsdam and Paris). In
2007 he curated a photographic exhibition about Iran (Centro Culturale
Candiani, Mestre-Venice): Iran people roads landscapes, photographs by
Abbas Kiarostami, Riccardo Zipoli and 56 Contemporary Iranian photographers,
where he showed some of his photos of the Persian landscape. He has recently
shown his photographs at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Tehran in 2008
and at the Maison Europťenne de la Photographie of Paris in 2009. An
anthology of his works may be seen at www.riccardozipoli.com.
Zipoli was born in Prato (Italy) in 1952. He took his degree in Persian
language and literature at Venice University in 1975 and since then he has
been teaching Persian language and literature there. The author of numerous
publications, he has mainly dealt with historical and stylistic problems in
Persian literature. As of 2010 he also teaches Conceiving and Producing
Photography at the same Venice University. He began taking photographs in
1972. The first shows of his works were held in the Institute of
Contemporary Arts, London (1976), and Il Diaframma, Milan (1977). Since then
his photographs have been widely shown and published in Italy and abroad (in
1977 some of his photographs were also shown at the 14th São Paulo Art
Biennial, Brazil). In 1978 he graduated with a diploma in film direction and
direction of photography from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia,
Rome. He has recently shown his photographs at the Museum of Contemporary
Art of Tehran in 2008 and at the Maison Europťenne de la Photographie of
Paris in 2009. An anthology of his works may be seen at
Solitude and infinite distances
the occasion of Professor Riccardo Zipoli and his
familyís visit to the Paradise Art Center in Hormoz.
Riccardo Zipoli is a poet-photographer born in Italy,
where he currently lives. His photographs often depict solitude, with a
point of view that embraces the spatial and temporal infinity of nature.
His attention is focused to a less extent on the details and matters of
everyday life. The nature that he portrays in his works is a show of
boundless spaces: such kind of nature existed in our past, but it is not
unknown to him. It may be that we will lose such nature in the future.
The contemporary man knows a lot about the details of nature. But such a
focused point of view has led us to forget the overall picture. Another
way exists: if we look at the Earth from high above we will be able to
acknowledge its infinite dimension. It is only by standing far away from
the moon that we manage to admire it in its entirety.
Iranian Artists's House
of art works
Faraneh Jalali Masoumeh Zakeri
Photos of Environmental Art by Open 5 Group
Hormoz's Colored Earths
By the girls and women from
Hamideh Pourshomal and Fatemeh Salamati
In Iranian Artists's House
Workshop Director: Ahmad Nadalian
16 - 20
October 27 to November 2 2012
Documentary Film of
By Hamed Karimipour
Show and Discussion 18 - 20
Jalil Shahnz Hall
Photos of Hormoz's women by Ahmad Nadalian and
Where is paradise? : The Thirty Seventh Environmental Art Festival
Report by Ahmad Nadalian
Paradise is our happiness
Paradise is my home
I share this space with many artists
Our Paradise has a window to see a different world
I can see the sunset on top of Damavand. The tresses of clouds caress
Where can think of
Last year a Dutch writer named Maya Raskar came to our center and stayed
with us for two weeks.
is the title of one of the Maya's book
Maya said that
heaven has an
She had an old version of
the Bible from
Seventeenth century that
belongs to her ancestors.
It had a map and
around Susa south
west of Iran.
Maya wants to write a novel about paradise.
She found our center when she searched the word paradise on the
Maya decided to start her research at a location that is beside the
highest mountain of Iran Damavand that is mythical background.
Sometime my mother bakes bread with dairy farmers in Polour.
Last spring, Teresa and David came to our Paradise.
They are originally from Germany but live in Dubai.
They want to travel the world with this car. Iran is the first country
they drove to and paradise is the first centers.
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Wernery
The purpose of this trip is to collect evidence that the release of
plastics can harm the environment.
Photo by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Wernery
The result of plastic left in the environment that is eaten by the
Before I carved the goddess, this location was collecting waste.
building of paradise
My mother pores water behind them and drops some coins on the day they
left the center. This is an old tradition to wish the passenger a good
She prays for them.
Another guest that came to our paradise in August 2012 is Samira De
Smith. She is from Netherlands.
Samira has studied in different areas: Anthropology, Philosophy,
Sociology, Economics and Art.
Her works include installations, performances and video are. In
Paradise she arranged an installation. One night she stayed with
seven shepherds in the mountains and filmed their life.
Her body was itching the next day. Many insects attack her.
New Life of Ahmad Nadalian
I had heart attack and for one week I was in
hospital. After operation, now I am better and resting at home.
The Colors Change life: The Thirty
Sixth Environmental Art Festival in Hormoz Island-
The Thirty Sixth Environmental Arts Festival in Hormoz organized by the
Paradise Artist Residency and International Environmental Art Center. This
festival is held during the months of January, February and March 2011.
Paradise artist residency in Hormoz Island was the host of environmental