EDEN |10 SEPT – 2 OCT | IMAGES VISUAL ARTS BIENNALE
Anush is the son of an iranian refugee.
Vittorio Mortarotti and Anush Hamzehian have so decided to investigate the claustrophobia and violence of this border town as a metaphor of all frontiers through the story of people crossing the border to reach some freedom, of prostitutes working in night brothels along the road to Iran, of iranian truckers bringing oil to Russia, of miners working in Molibdene mines (that will be used in weapons’ factories), of Russian soldiers who still defend the armenian borders, of teenagers who dream about escaping, of people that for all life long never ever moved from there.
The series of 10 big format photos and the 3 channel video installation realized after their stay in Agarak will be show at Images, the Biennale of Vevey from September 10th to October 2nd in Gran Place 21. For further info please check the Biennale web page.
Alongside with the exhibition, which also won the Leica Prize, the publishing house Skinnerboox and the Biennale will copublish a book that is part of the project too. Eden was shown for the first time in October 2015 at Art Verona (awarded with the Level 0 prize) and later, in February 2016, at the Blueproject Foundation in Barcelona. We’d also like to remind that Mortarotti’ first solo in Italy was held at Van Der in October 2013.