Where: Dubai Opera Plaza
When: Permanent Exhibition
Khalvat is a Persian word that translates to a hidden, private sanctum. The artwork adopts the traditional triangular form of Rasmi, with the artist exposing through the superficial layers of the structure to offer a look towards the inward and sacred, by juxtaposing the external embellished Iranian architecture with its abandoned equivalent, transparent and accessible in its carcass form. Khalvat is a result of comprehensive research in attempting to find a coherent structure in Iranian architecture, and with it a cultural framework itself.
About the artist:
Sahand Hesamiyan is an Iranian sculptor, born in Tehran in 1977. His works are primarily interactive and derived from Islamic architecture in a reflective attempt to discover the esoteric nature of Iranian culture through the dissection of its architectural forms. Sahand has exhibited in a number of group shows in Iran, UK, USA, Italy, Mexico and Saudi Arabia since 1999. He currently lives and works in Tehran.