Depicting Decisions And Dilemmas
May 7, 2019 - Artscoops
Masoud Akhavanjam’s two large-scale, stainless steel structures on show at the Venice Biennale explore the choices we all face in life and their far-reaching consequences.
Life’s age-old contradictions and the push and pull that conflicts produce have long been a source of fascination to the Iranian sculptor Masoud Akhavanjam, regularly finding their way into his work. Yet somehow, the two large-scale, stainless steel structures he has created for the forthcoming Venice Biennale, aptly titled Dilemma of Man and Metamorphosis, take the deep, searching questions he likes to ask to a new level.
The sculptures form part of the GAA Foundation’s Personal Structures Open Borders exhibition and will be on show at Venice’s waterfront park, Giardini Marinaressa, from May 5 to November 29.