Same Old Story
laser engraving on raw canvas, booklet and six-channel audio installation
on verso signed
63 x 96 in, 160 x 243.8 cm
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Sold for: $7,500
Preview at: Vancouver Art Gallery, 4th Floor
Donated by the Artist
Hamed Rashtian is an interdisciplinary artist whose research investigates anti-colonial movements and discourses with a focus on historical archives. He completed his MFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver (2021). He is also a holder of a Federal Diploma of higher education from F+F School of Art and Design in Zurich. Prior to moving to Switzerland in 2017, Rashtian was a freelance artist in Iran. He has held seven solo exhibitions in Iran, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates and has participated in more than 60 group exhibitions in Iran, Switzerland, France, Germany, the United States and the United Arab Emirates.
Same Old Story explores past and present anti-colonial movements around the world. It features digital drawings of colonial spaces laser engraved on a sheet of raw canvas in conjunction with audio recordings referencing important moments such as Patrice Lumumba’s anticolonial speech during the Republic of Congo’s independence day ceremonies (1960) and the Battle of Algiers (1956 – 1957) carried out by the National Liberation Front. By bringing together drawings of colonial architectural sites and their associated archival sounds, Rashtian provides a kind of framework for considering the correspondences—and differences—between histories of decolonization in North Africa, West Asia and North America.
The edition of this work is 1/3. Accompanying this lot is a signed booklet by the artist.
The speakers are not included with the lot. The sound portion will be included on a usb.
This work is unframed.
Please note: Consignor Hammer Price proceeds of this lot will benefit the Vancouver Art Gallery.
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