Mohsen Meysami: Nearness and Distance
Thursday 31 October 2019
SITE EIGHT Gallery
RMIT University, Building 2, Level 2, Room 8
Bowen Street, Melbourne
An exhibition of work by School of Art PhD candidate Mohsen Meysami.
Nearness and Distance: Exploring the Notion of Indifference Through the Lens of Middle Eastern Traditional Arts is a practice-led research project that investigated and explored the notion of indifference, specifically a perceived growing global indifference towards the suffering of people dealing with issues related to and ramifications of recent wars and conflicts in the Middle East.
Through studio explorations, this project examined how Middle Eastern traditional arts could be used for making new artworks that address the complex issues of wars and the suffering they inflict on people’s lives.
Image: Mohsen Meysami, Looking-Looking away, 2018, Detail, Wool yarn, cotton thread, cotton fabric. Hand embroidery on cotton fabric, Dimensions variable, Installation view First Site Gallery