Exhibition 'Decay(-ing)' by Sevda Khatamian at Aikas Žado Laboratory, Žeimiai

2019 06 15 — 2019 07 30
Author Echo Gone Wrong
Published in Events in Lithuania

Sevda Khatamian. Solo exhibition “Decay(-ing)”


Opening of exhibition at Žeimiai Manor House, Aikas Žado Laboratory, Invisible Man’s Cinematheque

Thinking through the matters of sensation, sensation of time that concerns the grand question: what is/are the ‘meaning(-s) of life” in body-prison, body-locked, lonely-body?, Iranian artist and writer Sevda Khatamian argues that while we are all being made of a “texture of Adam”, we still tend not to “forget the sunscreen”, the protection, the dermatology of our skins. For her, it is the question of our anthropocentric survival or our annihilation. But what about the bodies with no land, no sun of ‘their own’, the “no-landers”, the no-suners?

In her video installations and paintings, Sevda writes a sort of manifesto of loneliness for the pluralization of relations between matter, the human and the non-human. By feeling the geo-history of the places locally and bodily (in this case, the locality of Žeimiai) she steps away from teo- and ego- logics of patriarchal, eurocentric gaze. Cloud-watching with the smile she wonders what the identity, nationality, race is when all decay? What kind of territories are disassembled when the known social and political decays? More broadly, what can one imagine to be the lonely body without face?

The opening of the exhibition will be held on 15th of June, 2019, 18:00 pm. Later on, the exhibition can be visited every Saturday-Sunday (June 22 to July 30) or on other days if agreed via +37061002855 or dngartinstallation@zeimiudvaras.lt.

Curator of the exhibition: Invisible Man Cinematheque (Eglė Ambrasaitė)
Architect of the exhibition: The Invisible Man
Guide of the exhibition: Sevda Khatamian
The author of exhibition texts: Eglė Ambrasaitė

“Decay(-ing)” is part of the project “Invisible Man’s Cinematheque 2019: to (dis)embody”. It is partly financed by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Roberto Cimetta Fund.