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Thanks to:   Mehrdad Aghahi and his family,  Zahra Shojaei,   Mir Razavi,  and Mr. Kaman Cholo, Nasiri, Najib Ghabari in Tehran.

Milos Sobajic, Oliver Tomic,  Slobodan Roksandic,  Aleksandar Mladenonvic, Dejan Grba, Zoran Gravac,  Simonida Rajcevic, Lidija Merenik, Simona Cupic and art students of different universities in Belgrade.

Ambassador of Islamic Republic Iran at Belgrade : Morteza Mirheydari, Farshid Zamanpoor,

 

Freed Fish

 

New Borders

 

Seduced Couple

 

 

Works in Rock Creek River- Washington DC

 

Red People - Kansas City Missouri

 

Carved Stones in New York

 

Carved Stones in Santa Fe (New Mexico)

 

Holiness of Image Hidden Treasure in  Santa Fe (New Mexico)

 

Environmental Works by  Ahmad Nadalian in UK

 

Persian Gulf Environmental Art Festival Second section


Environmental Art Festival on the Persian Gulf

 

Reaction to ignoring historic site

 

New Print on Sand in the Coast of Persian Gulf

 


 

New Carved Rocks in Hormoz Island (Persian Gulf)  March 2007

 

Works in USA

 

New works by Nadalian in Verdearte 2006:  Italy

 

Works in Iran

 

Works in UK

 

Works  in France

 

Works In Germany

 

Works  in Turkey

 

Print on Sand in the Coast of Persian Gulf Works By Ahmad Nadalian

 

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Utne Magazine May-June 2006  USA

Ahmad Nadalian
[Iran]

A human who loves stones and water, Ahmad Nadalian moves like a fish transgressing international borders.   More

 

Nadalian: River Art

An interview by John K. GRANDE

Nadalian is an Iranian sculptor whose life's work involves engendering respect for living creatures and the natural environment. To achieve this, besides living with nature himself, he established sculpture grounds in a peaceful environment in natural surroundings. Water is a living element that contributes to his sculptures, and many of the symbols he engraves and sculpts are derived from ancient mythology and the rituals of pre-Islamic civilizations. more

 

Nadalian in Green Museum

By carving simple fish shapes and other forms onto small stones and river rocks, artist Ahmad Nadalian seeks to repopulate the spirit of neglected streams and rivers in his native Iran and around the world and share these treasures with future generations.  more

 

 

 

Persian Gulf Environmental Art Festival Second section


Environmental Art Festival on the Persian Gulf

 

Reaction to ignoring historic site

 

New Print on Sand in the Coast of Persian Gulf

 

New Carved Rocks in Hormoz Island (Persian Gulf)  March 2007

 

 

Works in USA

 

New works by Nadalian in Verdearte 2006:  Italy

 

Works in Iran

 

Works in UK

 

Works  in France

 

Works In Germany

 

Works  in Turkey

 

 

 

A Journey to Serbia: My Fish Cross Borders

February 2008

During my travels as a land artist, I usually sit near the window and look at the earth and capture images. Man, in the past time, saw his destiny and future in the sky, but I see the earth from the sky and consequently think about its political, geographical, ecological, and cultural changes.

 

 

 

The initial purpose of my trip was an organized retrospective of my work, two lectures on Iranian contemporary art, and a workshop of environmental art. 

 

Upon my arrival in Serbia I learned that because of a large public demonstration, my presentation at the Art University of Belgrade was postponed until a few days later. 

I was advised to stay in my hotel, but I, of course, wanted to see the protest. I am always interested to be in unusual situations.  I took my digital camera with me and began exploring the city. No one interrupted or disturbed me. I tried to interpret what was going on.

 

 

 I saw thousands of people who were against the independence of Kosovo demonstrating in the city streets.   

 

 

Stones thrown by people broke windows and glass, but my stones freed fish.

 

 

 

I could not ignore the current political situation. In such a circumstance, it is difficult to think only about fish. There is a definite link between nature, humans, and other living creatures.

 

 

 

I wanted to show my impressions about the division of the former Yugoslavia.  In  1991 when I was a language course student in France, I asked many students: Where are you from?  A student from former Yugoslavia answered that, When I left my country I came from Yugoslavia, but now I do not know where I come from?

I do not want to support or be against the process of division, but I know that fish live with more ease than humans do. They move from one corner to another corner of the world. They do not recognize border.

 

For this work I projected the old map of the former Yugoslavia on the faces of students. I assume that their parents may come from different parts of Yugoslavia.

I am a land artist and the map in many ways represents for me some aspect of the land.  I believe that people shape maps. Its shape relates to our particular race, beliefs, as well as historical and political, social and cultural conditions.  Our map may very well represent our history and beliefs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I showed my works in Serbia to Professor Milos Sobaicthe Dean of the Faculty of Art and Design.