EXHIBITIONDemon : A Mini Retrospective of Ali Akbar SadeghiApril 24th - June 6th
Kamil Art Gallery is delighted to present the first Monaco exhibition dedicated to Ali Akbar Sadeghi (b. 1937), one of the most prolific and influential Iranian artists of his generation.
This exhibition brings together a selection of masterpieces by the artist never seen before in Europe. Presenting a diverse collection of works on paper, oil paintings, animations, sculptures and collages from 1970s to 2019, this exhibition reveals Sadeghi’s artistic journey with a focus on “demons” as super-human figures. Influenced by Persian epic literature as well as universal narratives, Sadeghi’s work offers a thoughtful and creative insight to the condition of human in modern times.
Ali Akbar Sadeghi is a climax figure in the context of Iranian Modern and Contemporary art. He has practiced in many artistic fields and has influenced many genres and artists.
Sadeghi has participated in over fifty solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. His works have been featured in over eight volumes of monographs and is part of renowned museums around the world including British Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He has been sitting on the jury panels of over ten international biennials and has won numerous international awards for his outstanding animations and designs. In 2009, Sadeghi was recognized by the Ministry of Culture in Iran as an outstanding figure due to his lifetime contributions to Iranian art and culture.
Artist's website : aliakbarsadeghi.com
Curated by Fereshte Moosavi, Independent Curator, PhD, Curatorial/Knowledge, Goldsmiths University of London