Testimony

Majid Biglari

The remains are the survivors of a catastrophe. Raw, scattered, and inconsistent signs of all the things that no longer exist. Signs that do not signify anything anymore. They are like disintegrated words, emptied of their senses, recounting no narratives. Ruins are the reduced experiences of humans. These fragments are objects that have become beautiful through repetition, and, with the passage of time, they shall become evidences for the corrupted parts of history. The real witness is the piece that seems to have never existed. The person who is not there, the reality that has never been depicted, and the truth that shall never be uttered.

Majid Biglari, “13 Aban, 1358”, from “The Experience of Dishevelment” series, 103 pieces, mixed media (paper, cardboard, etc), 18 x 25 cm, installation view, 2017
Majid Biglari, “13 Aban, 1358” (detail), from “The Experience of Dishevelment” series, 2017
Majid Biglari, untitled, from “The Experience of Dishevelment” series, mixed media (steel, cement concrete, wood, grease, etc.), 124 x 120 x 242 cm, unique edition, 2017
Majid Biglari, “February 15, 1945”, from “The Experience of Dishevelment” series, mixed media (steel strap, mask satchel, wool, etc.), 113 x 113 x 20 cm, unique edition, 2017
Majid Biglari, untitled, from “The Experience of Dishevelment” series, mixed media (steel, cement concrete, wood, cardboard, textile, etc.), size without pedestal: 65 x 65 x 9 cm, size with pedestal: 65 x 66 x 24 cm, unique edition, 2017
Majid Biglari, “Posters”, from “The Experience of Dishevelment” series, mixed media (posters, cement concrete, wood, etc.), size without pedestal: 65 x 66 x 9 cm, size with pedestal: 65 x 66 x 39 cm, unique edition, 2017
Majid Biglari, untitled, from “The Experience of Dishevelment” series, mixed media (wood, archive folder, paper, organic glue, oil, etc.), 96 x 42 x 120 cm, unique edition, 2017
Majid Biglari, untitled (detail), from “The Experience of Dishevelment” series, 2017
Majid Biglari, untitled, from “The Experience of Dishevelment” series, mixed media (steel strap, wood, glass, cement concrete, grease, etc.), size without pedestal: 39 x 40 x 94 cm, size with pedestal: 39 x 40 x 117 cm, unique edition, 2017
Majid Biglari, untitled, from “The Experience of Dishevelment” series, mixed media (steel, cardboard, paraffin, wood, cement concrete, etc.), 56 x 172 x 15 cm, unique edition, 2017
Majid Biglari, untitled (detail), from “The Experience of Dishevelment” series, 2017
Majid Biglari, “October 03, 2015”, from “The Experience of Dishevelment” series, mixed media (steel, polycarbonate, wood, electrocardiogram, etc.), 40 x 40 x 40 cm, unique edition, 2017
Majid Biglari, “June 11, 1999”, from “The Experience of Dishevelment” series, mixed media (steel, polycarbonate, wood, grease, timer), 40 x 40 x 40 cm, unique edition, 2017
Majid Biglari, “March 16, 1988”, from “The Experience of Dishevelment” series, mixed media (steel, polycarbonate, wood, metal cans, metal capsule), 40 x 40 x 40 cm, unique edition, 2017
Majid Biglari, “September 20, 1940”, from “The Experience of Dishevelment” series, mixed media (steel, polycarbonate, wood, grease, typewriter, etc.), 40 x 40 x 40 cm, unique edition, 2017
Majid Biglari, “January 13, 2017”, from “The Experience of Dishevelment” series, mixed media (wood, metal, bitumen, bathtub, etc.), 87 x 50 x 88 cm, unique edition, 2017
Majid Biglari, from “The Experience of Dishevelment” series, installation view, 2017
Majid Biglari, from “The Experience of Dishevelment” series, installation view, 2017
Majid Biglari, from “The Experience of Dishevelment” series, installation view, 2017
Majid Biglari, from “The Experience of Dishevelment” series, installation view, 2017
Majid Biglari, from “The Experience of Dishevelment” series, installation view, 2017
Majid Biglari, from “The Experience of Dishevelment” series, installation view, 2017
Majid Biglari, from “The Experience of Dishevelment” series, installation view, 2017
Majid Biglari, from “The Experience of Dishevelment” series, installation view, 2017
Majid Biglari, from “The Experience of Dishevelment” series, installation view, 2017
Majid Biglari, from “The Experience of Dishevelment” series, installation view, 2017