Tirdad Zolghadr

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Morality is an invitation to reflect and debate situations in contemporary life that refuse clear distinctions between right and wrong, what is and what ought to be. As a whole, this project has been defined by a desire – inherent to contemporary art – to open spaces for active, engaged forms of spectatorship that are not predetermined by either moral or ideological imperatives. Morality is a provocative theme, especially in a world that is now determined by the experiences of war, displacement, political and economic crises, the rise of religious stereotypes, and the radicalization of seemingly old doctrines and ideologies. ...
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Thrillochromes is the eight issue of a series of publications issued by Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam. Thrillochromes is published as an accompaniment to Michael Portnoy’s solo show THRILLOCHROMES taking place at the gallery from 2 Novemebr to 7 December 2013. This artist publication is signed and numbered by the artist in an edition of 250. Texts by Tirdad Zolghadr (Touchdowns, thoughts on hermetics vs. hermeneutics) and Diane Bent (Abstraction: You know it’s the smell). THRILLOCHROMES imagines a subterranean world where such overblown directives (Dismantle… ! Infiltrate… !) are the scores for a collection of trench-coated operatives in a series of abstract thriller films ...

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