Image 1 / 2 'Top10', 2014, Two simultaneous slide projections
Untitled 92-16, (Hard copy series), Ink on paper, 55 x 70 cm, 2013
Untitled92-13,(Hard copy series), Ink on paper, 55 x 70 cm, 2013
Bahman Cinema, 4Channel video, cardboard, 46 x 32 x 30 cm, 2010
Untitled, 80 x 105 cm, photograph, 2009
Mahmoud Bakhshi comments on the artist’s social role, particularly in relation to capital and politics. Here, autonomy and authority are in constant dialogue. In Bakhshi’s native Iran, art production is largely dominated by visual culture: classical references and traditional forms of expression such as calligraphy and poetry. Bakhshi employs these common forms, but injects a deviant message, making them into poetic critiques of both the political regime and the way the art world is structured.