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Yesterday ‘De Liefde raakte ontheemd, het verstand er naar op zoek’ openned with the excellent and amazing words of Benno Tempel, he talked of experiences, of seeing, of painting, of exhibition making, in works of Thek, Constant, Verkerk and the amazing painter and writer Robert Linsley, and he generously accepted the geneology I wished to be made in between my experience of painting and what I have seen in the works of those who one indeed can call the fathers for this poetic experience of painting.
Two years of planning, many hours of conversation and dialectical decision making, hours of art history, anecdotes and suggestions not only with Benno but with Emmelie Koster, Mohammad Salemy, Pantea Rahmani, Narcisse Tordoir, Stephane Cailais, Hormoz Hematian, my colleagues at Aki Artez, my loved ones in Tehran, Berlin, Amsterdam, the process at Berlin Biennale with Gabi Ngcobo, Aykan Safioglu who brought our attention at Rijksakademie to Paul Thek, Persian Poetry, Ziba Ardalan Mahnaz Yousefzadeh in Abu Dhabi and so many others made this constellation and syntax possible. ‘عشق آواره شد، خرد در جستجویش’ will be on view till the beginning of October.
The title of the exhibition is a Manichaean poem, worked on by Dr. Pouresmaili and translated by myself.
Simply I have nothing more to ask for after the most amazing events of this two weeks.