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SOL INVICTUS - Navid Azimi Sajadi's solo exhibition for the project space "Area51" in Modena, curated by Studio la Linea Verticale.

Studio la Linea Verticale is invited to inaugurate the new Project Space at Start60, "Area 51", Modena (Italy), with the exhibition "Sol invictus". The solo exhibition will feature several series of works by the Iranian artist Navid Azimi Sajadi, a celebration of art that challenges the divide between night and day, birth and death, good and evil.





 

SOL INVICTUS - Navid Azimi Sajadi's solo exhibition for the project space "Area51" in Modena, curated by Studio la Linea Verticale.

Solo exhibition details:

  • Title: Sol invictus

  • Artist: Navid Azimi Sajadi

  • Curated by: Studio la Linea Verticale

  • Opening day: December, 21, 2023, h 19:00-23:00

  • Duration of the exhibition: 21.12.2023 - 21.01.2024

  • Luogo: Start 60 - Area 51 Project, Via Paolo Ferrari 51, Modena


Abstract:

The solo exhibition "Navid Azimi Sajadi - Sol Invictus" opens on a symbolic date, December 21, the first day following the "Night of Yalda," a typical Iranian celebration marking the transition from autumn to winter. This ancient celebration, dating back over 3000 years, symbolizes the victory of light over darkness—a tradition later embraced by various religions, including Hinduism, Mithraism, and Zoroastrianism, all united in celebrating the birth of Mithra, the god of the sun and light.


More:

The Iranian artist Navid Azimi Sajadi stands out for his ability to capture the essence of human duality. The exhibition "Sol Invictus," curated by the contemporary art gallery Studio la Linea Verticale at the Area 51 Project in Modena, is a profound immersion into the ambivalences of life.

The opening, scheduled for December 21, follows the "Night of Yalda," an Iranian festival marking the transition from autumn to winter. This significant moment, celebrated for over 3000 years, symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, a central theme in Azimi Sajadi's work.

The exhibited works, saturated with symbolism and depth, explore the divide between night and day, birth and death, good and evil. Azimi Sajadi invites viewers to reflect on the ambivalence of the human being, an intrinsic duality that often eludes our understanding.

The context of the "Night of Yalda" adds an additional layer of meaning. The Iranian festival, with its roots in Hindu, Mithraic, and Zoroastrian religions, celebrates the birth of Mithra, the god of the sun and light. "Sol Invictus" thus becomes a bridge between ancient traditions and contemporary art, a fusion manifested in Azimi Sajadi's eloquent works. The artist invites us to explore the complexity of our existence, revealing that light and darkness are intrinsically intertwined, and their coexistence is essential to the fabric of human life.


The works of Navid Azimi Sajadi:

Navid Azimi Sajadi guides us into a world of ambivalences through his works, focusing on the gap between night and day, birth and death, good and evil. His creations are an ode to the complexity of the human being, a reflection on the delicate balance between seemingly opposing dualities.

The Opening:

The inaugural evening on December 21, from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM, will be an opportunity to explore Navid Azimi Sajadi's work and discover the new Project Space "Area 51" in Modena, located within the stART60 spaces. For further information, please contact:



Artist information:

Navid Azimi Sajadi, born in Tehran in 1982, pursued his studies in painting at the Faculty of Architecture of Azad University in Tehran and the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. Over the years, he has received numerous accolades, including the Amedeo Modigliani Award in 2009 and a Master of Fine Arts in MultiMedia Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. His artistic presence has extended internationally, with participation in the 9th Shanghai Biennale in 2013 and winning the 9th edition of the Combat Museum Prize by Giovanni Fattori in 2018.

Sajadi's work reflects his personal experience between Western and Middle Eastern, ancient and contemporary cultures. Through the manipulation of intercultural codes, he creates artworks that serve as visual collages of memories, offering a metaphorical space that connects meanings, time indicators, and space. His creations represent a visual glimpse, a crossroads where history and mythology meet. References to Persian esoteric literature, along with religious and mythological influences, weave through ancient to contemporary history, giving life to an artistic exploration that highlights the tension between material power and spiritual power, manifested in a state of contradiction that translates into an exposed representation of violence.


Information about the Organization:

Studio la Linea Verticale was founded in Bologna in May 2022. The gallery's two-way exploration, towards the High and the Low, leaves no room for misunderstanding: a radical detachment from the horizontality of ordinary life is necessary to attempt to observe the verticality of the extraordinary. Traveling from the profound to the elevated and vice versa, with a method based on artistic practice, the gallery invites reflection on the fundamental questions that have accompanied humanity throughout its history: Where do I come from? Who am I? Where am I going?


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