Barbad Golshiri

Golshiri has given priority to his recent work Curriculum Mortis to represent his latest body of work of mostly designing and creating cenotaph and faux tapography for the ‘eliminated ones.’ Here, for Abū l-ʻAtāhiyya, a poet from the 8th century AD, he creates a tombstone and adds temporary installation to an ancient infrastructure. He uses text from this poet as an excuse for his Assassins of the Phoenix. He creates a coffin inside a grave of cracked and dried mud, reminiscent of the many dug up and desecrated graves we see today. He writes this couplet from the poet. The Master of Death and the Son of Destruction (They give birth for death to exist, and they create in order to destroy). On both sides of this couplet, there are two shallow depressions. In one a fragile bird’s nest and the other is full of ashes. In a photograph of a circular text above, which says what has occurred below. A custom that cannot be followed since the result will be left permanently in our hands and our hearts as with a corpse.

  • <p>Killing of Simurq<br />2016<br />Iron, Wood, Plaster,<br />Wool, Bird Nest, etc.<br />110 x 148 cm</p>
  • <p>Killing of Simurq<br />2016<br />Pigment Inkjet Print<br />on Coated Paper<br />110 x 148 cm</p>
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