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PARADISE ART CENTRE

International Residency Program, Education Center and Gallery for Environmental Art

 

 

Book of Art Works by Ahmad Nadalian with an introduction of John K. Grande

 

 

Familiar Land: A Journey in Georgia 

 

New Excavation of my art works:  Mythological Treasures or Contemporary Art

 

 

A Journey in the land of Black People - Art Works in Zanzibar

 

 

Experience of Blackness in the land of Black People

 

 

The Museum and Gallery of Dr. Ahmad Nadalian in Hormoz Island

 

 

Paradise Residential Art Center in Hormoz Island

 

Hard way and an amazing achievements 40th Environmental Art (Autumn and Winter 2012- 2013)- Hormoz Island Persian Gulf

 

 

Nuclear Worries-   Environmental Art Works in Japan

 

 

A World-Citizen is seeding Symbols

Sibylle Zerr

 

German Text

Ein Weltbrger streut Symbole
Sibylle Zerr

 

 

Journey Under the Sea - Works by Ahmad Nadalian in Syprus

 

 


 

Earth and Time : Exhibition of works by Iranian Environmental Artists

 

 

Call for International  Festival of Environmental Art in Iran- Paradise Art Center

 

 

A Gulf, A Strait and A Sea (1975- 1995)

Thirty- Six Photographs of Bandar-e Abbas, Chah Bahar, Hormoz and Geshm by Riccardo Zipoli

 Paradise Art Center in Hormoz

 

 

Where is paradise? : The Thirty Seventh Environmental Art Festival

 

 

My Heart is Still Beating
Ahmad Nadalian

 

 

Installation for  Earthquake

 

 

The First Festival Celebrating the Creation and Exhibition of Art in Nature

 

 

New Life of Ahmad Nadalian

 

 

Public Art in Hormoz: Graffiti by local young people, wall painting by children and guest artists

 

 

The Colors Change life:  The Thirty Sixth Environmental Art Festival in Hormoz Island- Winter 2011

 

 

Nomadic Art: South Korean and Iranian Artists

The 35th Festival of Environmental Art in Iran- Masouleh

 

 

Call for International  Festival of Environmental Art in Iran- Paradise Art Center

 

 

Life in Hormoz Island

 

Hard Life & Difficult Way: New Collaborative Works by Kaniz and Nadalian

 

 

Global Need:  The Thirty First Environmental Art Festival in Hormoz Island- Winter 2011

 

 

The Museum of Environmental Art

 

 


Environmental art
2012 Calendar

 

 

Recycle Art: The 33rd Festival of Environmental Art in Iran- Irak

 

Recycle Art: The 33rd Festival of Environmental Art in Iran- Arak  

 

 

Paradise Residential Art Center in Hormoz Island

 

 

The Environmental Groups and Lovers of Nature in Sangsar Gallery

 

 

Sangsar Art Center

 

 

 

Earth, Sea, Sun, And Sky
Art in Nature

Barbara Stieff

 

 

Playing With Water:  Journeys Across Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Turkey

 

 

Journeys To Slovakia

 

A Journeys to Austria

 

 

Environmental Works by  Ahmad Nadalian in Turkey

 

 

Mithra & Anahita Fire & Water: The 32nd Environmental Art Festival - Sangsari- Golezard

 

 

Second Sangsari Festival of Art & Culture & The 32nd Environmental Art Festival  - Gole Zard

 

 

The Development of Paradise Art Center in Hormoz

 

 

Death, Life and Love: Hormoz Island

 

A Journey to South Korea with the Bicycle of Peace

 

Art works in South Korea

Call for International Environmental Art Festival

 

The immortal mountain and pure water :  A Journey to China

 

Art works in China

 

 


 

Polluted Paradise: The 28th Environmental Art Festival - Paradise Garden - Polour- Iran

 

Salt Sculptures: Collaboration of animals to realize art

 

 

Tempered People : Iron- Sculptures by Ahmad Nadalian

 

 

 

Painted Earth Goddesses: Some Thousands Years Continuation of Tradition

 

The 27th Environmental Art Festival  -  Kotena,  Ghaemshahr - Mazandaran - North of Iran

 

 

The 26th Environmental Art Festival  -  Nishabour- Kalateh Shaykh Hassan

 

 

Artist/Naturalist- Ahmad Nadalian
John Caddy

 

Our World:  The Vision of Children & My Petroglyphs

 

 

Home of Hassan: New residential Art Center

 

The Museum of Environmental Art

 

About Kaniz

 

 

A Journey to Khozestan, March 2010

 

 

24th Environmental Art Festival - Thirsty Lake of Uromieh

 

 

Hormoz Island

 

Persian Gulf Residential Art Center in Hormoz Island

 

 

The Magic of Colors and Memory of Objects 25th Festival of Environmental Art in Iran- Hormoz Island Persian Gulf

 

 

 

Journey Across Russia: Swimming Against the Tides

 

 

Dialogue with contemporary Artists and History

 

Local Arts in Hormoz Island

 

My Art works in Hormoz Island

 

Fire: 23ed Environmental Art Festival in Iran - Paradise Environmental Art Center

 

The Guests of Desert: 22nd Environmental Art Festival in Iran - Isfahan- Talab Gawkhoni: (April 2009)

 

 

Dialogue with Nature: 21st Environmental Art Festival in Iran - Persian Gulf- Genaveh: (March 2009)

 

 

Works by Ahmad Nadalian in Darabad - North Tehran

 

 

In the Search of Lost Paradise

 

 

Environmental Art Festivals

 

Bicycle Art & Recycle Art

 

Mythological Bird: 20th Environmental Art Festival in Iran - Persian Gulf- Hormoz :  (February 2009)  

 

Archetypal story: Earth painting

 

 A gift of Persian Gulf from me to people and from people to tourists

 

 

Red earth surrounded my soul

 

Transformation of ugliness to beauty

 

A ritual for rain  & feet traces

 

 

Work by Ahmad Nadalian @ Environmental Art Calender 2009 in USA

 

Paintings by Coloured Earth

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The Fall of Paradise: 19th Environmental Art Festival in Iran - Isfahan :  (October 2008)  

 

In Paradise

 

Jumping Frogs

 

Journey across South Africa: The Sprit of Rocks and Water

 

Calendar of our journey in South Africa

 

Black & White People

 

Sand Print in Africa

 

Freed Fish

 

Paradise & Hell :18th Environmental Art Festival

 

 

Art in the Landscape

Marked in Stone and Sand

An Iranian sculptor brings his art to the river, beachesand parks.

By Robert C. Morgan

 

In Paradise

 

Pleasure of New life

 

Art in the Landscape

Marked in Stone and Sand

An Iranian sculptor brings his art to the river, beachesand parks.

By Robert C. Morgan

 

Direct Dialogue of two Iranian and American artists for Peace

 

 

Green People

 



"The Bird of Peace

 




Nests for Birds  

ی ی ی ی !

 

 

Nadalian @ Dialogues in Diversity  

By John K. Grande

 

Print on Sanin in Maranjab Desert

 

Black & White People

 

Sand Print in Africa

 

Freed Fish

 

Design of fish-  Sea of Salt

 

A Journey to Serbia

 

New Borders

 

Seduced Couple

 

Dream of Peace in Persian Gulf

 

Peace in Persian Gulf

 

Other works in Persian Gulf

 

Persian Gulf Environmental Art Festival   (December 2007)

 

Persian Gulf Environmental Art Festival (More Works)  (December 2007)

 

Second section: Persian Gulf Environmental Art Festival

 

Works in China

 

Report: Kerman Environmental Art Festival

 

Prehistoric Fish Found in Central Park

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Abigail Doan 

A week or so ago my Iranian artist friend, Dr. Ahmad Nadalian, visited New York City and several other US cities on an official invite for a sponsored exhibition that he was having in Washington, D.C. I met him on a bright, sunny morning in the northern woods of Central Park where he was carving several of his 'prehistoric' river art fishes. Dr. Nadalian has a long tradition of submerging his carved rocks in rivers and bodies of water where they might forever add to the spirit and environmental protection of the place. The artist also views the fish symbol as being emblematic of the human soul.



Amazingly, before tossing one of his carved rocks into a pool below a rushing waterfall, a local turtle made an appearance adjacent to the rock that was soon to be submerged. A sign perhaps that the native species of an urban park approve of this new addition to their habitat?

See More at :

http://abigaildoan.blogspot.com

 

Works in Rock Creek River- Washington DC

 

Works in Tajikistan

 

The image has significant meaning for Native Americans in that it is a vessel for the spirit and holiness of peoples and place.  A constant reminder also that "No one should harm or disrespect their sacred burial ground".

 

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

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Environmental Works by  Ahmad Nadalian in Turkey

 

 

Reaction to ignoring historic site

 

Sand Print in Desert

 

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

 

Reaction to ignoring historic site

 

Second section: Persian Gulf Environmental Art Festival

 

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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

 

Journey across South Africa: The Sprit of Rocks and Water

 

Calendar of our journey in South Africa

 

Black & White People

 

Sand Print in Africa

 

Freed Fish

 

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

 

About Ahmad Nadalian

By Professor  Robert C. Morgan
 

"I was so impressed with your concept, working at low tide in the early mornings to carve signs that during the day would be concealed.  It calls into question so much about time, history, language, meaning, and sculpture." More

 

About Ahmad Nadalian

By : Edward Lucie-Smith
 

In Iran, Ahmad Nadalian (b.1963) is in the process of creating an immense River Art installation along the banks and amidst the waters of the Haraz River, near Mount Damavend More

 

 

Print on Sand in the Coast of Pesian Golf Works By Ahmad Nadalian

 



Art Tomorrow




Nests

 

Nuclear energy


Travel to France : Exhibition & Works by Nadalian in Ramatuelle- Golfe de Saint Tropez in France  (From Escalet to Pampelonne)

  

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

 

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

 

About Ahmad Nadalian

By Professor  Robert C. Morgan
 

"I was so impressed with your concept, working at low tide in the early mornings to carve signs that during the day would be concealed.  It calls into question so much about time, history, language, meaning, and sculpture." More

 



Art Tomorrow

 

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

 

 

Works in Rock Creek River- Washington DC

 

Installations

Ritual Art

Multimedia

Film

Video Installation

Collaborative Works

 

 

Manifestations of Contemporary Art in Iran

 

Exhibition of works by Ahmad Nadalian

 

The Art of Recycling: Ahmad Nadalian

 

Earth Artist &  Earth Painting
Works by Ahmad Nadalian

 

The death of goddesses

 

A Journey to Khozestan, March 2010

 

 

A journey to Hormoz Island- Persian Gulf - March 2010
 

 

About My Friend Abigail Doan: The Art Farmer  More

Ahmad Nadalian

 

Our World:  The Vision of Children & My Petroglyphs 

More

 

Playing With Water:  Journeys Across Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Turkey

 

 

Journeys To Slovakia

 

A Journeys to Austria

 

 

Environmental Works by  Ahmad Nadalian in Turkey

 

 

Mithra & Anahita Fire & Water: The 32nd Environmental Art Festival - Sangsari- Golezard

 

 

Second Sangsari Festival of Art & Culture & The 32nd Environmental Art Festival  - Gole Zard

 

 

More works

 

   

PARADISE ART CENTRE

International Residency Program, Education Center and Gallery for Environmental Art



News

 

 

A Gulf, A Strait and A Sea (1975- 1995)

Thirty- Six Photographs of Bandar-e Abbas, Chah Bahar, Hormoz and Geshm by Riccardo Zipoli

 Paradise Art Center in Hormoz

 

 

Where is paradise? : The Thirty Seventh Environmental Art Festival

 

 

More works

 

   

PARADISE ART CENTRE

International Residency Program, Education Center and Gallery for Environmental Art



News

 

 

A Gulf, A Strait and A Sea (1975- 1995)

Thirty- Six Photographs of Bandar-e Abbas, Chah Bahar, Hormoz and Geshm by Riccardo Zipoli

 Paradise Art Center in Hormoz

 

 

Where is paradise? : The Thirty Seventh Environmental Art Festival

 

 

My Heart is Still Beating
Ahmad Nadalian

 

 

Installation for  Earthquake

 

 

 

A Gulf, A Strait and A Sea (1975- 1995)

Thirty- Six Photographs of Bandar-e Abbas, Chah Bahar, Hormoz and Geshm by Riccardo Zipoli

 Paradise Art Center in Hormoz

 

 

Where is paradise? : The Thirty Seventh Environmental Art Festival

 

 

My Heart is Still Beating
Ahmad Nadalian

 

 

Installation for  Earthquake

 

 

The First Festival Celebrating the Creation and Exhibition of Art in Nature

 

 

New Life of Ahmad Nadalian

 

 

Public Art in Hormoz: Graffiti by local young people, wall painting by children and guest artists

 

 

The Colors Change life:  The Thirty Sixth Environmental Art Festival in Hormoz Island- Winter 2011

 

 

Nomadic Art: South Korean and Iranian Artists

The 35th Festival of Environmental Art in Iran- Masouleh

 

 

Call for International  Festival of Environmental Art in Iran- Paradise Art Center

 

 

Life in Hormoz Island

 

Hard Life & Difficult Way: New Collaborative Works by Kaniz and Nadalian

 

 

Global Need:  The Thirty First Environmental Art Festival in Hormoz Island- Winter 2011

 

 

The Museum of Environmental Art

 

 


Environmental art
2012 Calendar

 

 

Recycle Art: The 33rd Festival of Environmental Art in Iran- Irak

 

Recycle Art: The 33rd Festival of Environmental Art in Iran- Arak  

 

 

Paradise Residential Art Center in Hormoz Island

 

 

The Environmental Groups and Lovers of Nature in Sangsar Gallery

 

 

Sangsar Art Center

 

 

 

Earth, Sea, Sun, And Sky
Art in Nature

Barbara Stieff

 

 

Playing With Water:  Journeys Across Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Turkey

 

 

Journeys To Slovakia

 

A Journeys to Austria

 

 

Environmental Works by  Ahmad Nadalian in Turkey

 

 

Mithra & Anahita Fire & Water: The 32nd Environmental Art Festival - Sangsari- Golezard

 

 

 

 

  

 

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Book of Art Works with an introduction of John K. Grande is now printed


 


 

Paradise International Center- Gallery, Education Program and International Artist in Residency in Qeshm Island

 

Paradise Art Gallery also have a gallery in Salakh costal village in Qeshm Island.  During autumn and winter we have also Artist-in-residence programs in this village.  The Paradise Center in Qeshm Island aims to use local resources with the purpose of promoting art as a medium for creating better environmental and social interactions. We can host artists in local house. Beauty of nature and the kindness of indigenous people who live in the Island can be a  reason for tourists

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A Journey in the land of Black People - Art Works in Zanzibar

http://www.riverart.net/zanzibar/index.htm

Ahmad Nadalian


First Report:

http://www.riverart.net/nadalian/blackness/index.htm

 

Second Report:

 

For more than two weeks, I travel to East Africa and I performed many works. It was very exiting to see Africa. Because many Afro Iranian live in Hormoz Island.

In my journy to East Africa, in addition to works called "Experience of Blackness in the land of Black People , I preformed several art works in Zanzibar, including painting on African masks, painting workshops and collaborative projects with Zanzibar and environmental installation in nature.

In this report I introduce Afro-Shirazi or Afro- Iranians who live in Zanzibar and continuation of Persian culture for New Year (Nurouzi) in Makunduchi.

The name Zanzibar is Persian world and means coast of black. Evidences show that about one thousand years ago Persian from Shiraz imagrated to Zanzibar Island.  They lived in Kizimkazi cost.

 

Zanzibar Island Kizimkazi cost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is now a personal tradition that everywhere I go, I drop and leave a fish to water.

 

 

 

I met two American girls in Zanzibar. They were educated in the field of social work. They spent some time in Africa working with children. We exchange idea and they

.They accompanied me and we went to a village named Michmvi

 

ی ژی ی .

 

 

Mysterious Experience 
Meeting of whiteness and blackness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most of Shirazi people (Afro-Iranian) can be seen in a village called Makunduchi, a village in the south part of Zanzibar.

 

 

 

The earth of Makunduchi is red

 

 

 

 

 

Shirazi people (Afro-Iranian)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hanna design by a women in Zanzibar island

 

 

In Zanzibar, I realized women use a stick for Hena design.

Women in Hormoz Island  use the same technique for drawing

 

 

 

 

In Zanzibar I asked girls to use red earth for the design on body

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A four-day-long celebration, Mwaka Kogwa is best observed at Makunduchi. The origins of this holiday are Zoroastrian (a Persian religion older than Islam).

 

 

ی ی ی ѐ ی .

ی ی . ی (2014) ی ی ی ی ی ی .

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is a celebration of the Shirazi New Year and some of the events include the burning of the hut and mock fights. These fights are between men who defend themselves with banana stems (in place of the sticks that were formerly used), and this fighting, in which everyone gets a chance, is said to let everyone air their grievances and so clear the air as the new year rolls in.

 

 

 

 

 While fighting is going on, women (they not take part in the actual fighting) move around the field singing; dressed in their finest.  Their songs contain comments and messages about love and village life, and are mainly directed at the men in combat.  They sing "he who does not buy me a new pair of khanga (a traditional Zanzibari piece of cloth) will not make love to me!"

 

 

 

 

When the fight is almost over and the combatants exhausted, a small coconut thatch pyramid-shaped hut is built at the eastern end of Kae Kuu.  A local magician goes inside the hut which is then set alight. With the flames roaring, the magician rushes out and throws himself unscathed into a nearby bush. Everyone around then, throw earth and stones on the fire to extinguish it. Thus it is believed, that if someone's house should catch fire in the new year, there would be no loss of life.

 

 

People return to their homes to prepare for the feast after fighting has ended.  All the villagers join together for a banquet that is held in the open. Strangers are welcome and villagers are said to be displeased if a guest does not join them. In the evening, everyone, dressed as flamboyantly as possible, flock to the 'Koba' ground where traditional dances of Makunduchi such as 'Mpe Chungu' of Mzuri Kaja village and 'Dandaro' of Kajengwa village take place. Celebrations continue on the nearby beach until the new year is well and truly welcomed. 

http://www.mzuri-kaja.or.tz/mwaka.html

 

 

The tradition of New Year in Makunduchi linked to Norouz Sayyad Festival held in the Salkh village (ocated on the Iranian island of Qeshm is an island situated in the Strait of Hormuz).  Norouz in Persian means new day, and typically refers to the Persian New Year festival. Sayyad means fisherman.

On the Persian Gulf island of Qeshm, the sea and fishing play a major part in peoples lives and the seasons are divided accordingly. The New Year, called the Fishermans Norooz, (Norooz-e Sayyad) is celebrated at the beginning of the main fishing season in late July, rather than late March which is the customary national Norooz.

The fishing is stopped on New Years day as it is believed that the fish should be given a chance to reproduce. Instead, everyone goes to the sea to bathe and so start the New Year on a fresh note. Then they wear new clothes and prepare various festive dishes which should not contain any fish or seafood.

 

Other traditions include the playing of drums by a group of men dressed in white, accompanied by another group singing joyful songs whilst moving to the rhythm of the drums. There are also various contests such as rowing and tug-of-war.

 

Photos by Amir Reza Fakhri

 

The appearance of two men wearing black as a symbol for bandits, a wooden camel to carry off the booty, and a man disguised as a white bird signifying purity, are among the other aspects of these celebrations.

 

Photos by Amir Reza Fakhri

 

 

Shoshi in Hormoz Island preformed for a film by Khosrow Sinai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both The feast of Tiregan is an ancient Iranian celebration, which is still celebrated among Iranian Zoroastrians, Parsis of India and some Iranian Muslims in various parts of Iran, including Mazandaran and Arak provinces.

This event is celebrated on the 13th day of the month of Tir, (the 4th month of the Persian calendar) which equates to the 2nd or 3 July in the Gregorian Calendar and refers to the archangel Tir (arrow) or Tishtar (lightning bolt) who appeared in the sky to generate thunder and lightning for much needed rain.

The celebration is experiencing a resurgence amongst Iranians. It has also been observed that during this celebration children and adults rejoice by swimming in streams and splashing water on each other.

The celebration of Tirgan (also called Tir Maah Sizde Sho and Laale Sho) is holy occasion near people of Mazandaran.

At the evening of the Tirgan celebration, close relatives go to the elder's homes, prepared before, and spend hours together enjoying time foods and entertainments.   People believe they should have 13 kinds of food beside salt and water and stay awake for hours. The occasion is called Laale Sho because a person in disguise, blackened face, and cover on his head with a wood (shish) in his hand, who like a dumb doesn't speak, enters homes. He hits the things and animals with this wood which is believed to be blessed. The wood is as a symbol of the arch of Arash, and he hits animals and trees, specially the barren ones, with the wood in order to facilitate their fertility. Family members keep the wood until the year after. The person leaves the home after getting something as gift.

Other works customarily done in the occasion include washing and ablution, having diversity of foods at the evening, reciting poems of great poets like Hafiz, Firdausi, spilling water to each other and meeting with the elders.

 

 

 

Influence of the Iranian art can be seen in Zanzibar

 

 

During centuries, many blacks were brought to Iran.  In present Iran we can see the influence of their ritual and music. Our neighbor in Hormoz Island is father of Zar and can sing Swahili songs.  .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Zanzibar I made painting on African masks.

 

 

 

I extent and continue depiction of sank on the face of girls from different nation. 

 

 

I see the diversity of fruit in Paradise

 

 

 

 In Zanzibar I also extended the collaborative projects with a local woman named Sherri. I made drawings and she add the decorative flower patterns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sherri Juma Mohammad

 

 

I will continue this experience in Hormoz Island

 

 


 

 

Experience of Blackness in the land of Black People

Works by Ahmad Nadalian in Tanzania, Zanzibar and Kenya

 

http://www.riverart.net/nadalian/blackness/index.htm

 

Ahmad Nadalian

 

For more than two weeks, I travel to East Africa and I performed many works. It was very exiting to see Africa. Because many Afro Iranian live in Hormoz Island.

 

 

 

In Tanzania National museum I saw drawings, paintings and photos showing history of slavery. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prison for slaves Zanzibar

 

 

Ethiopian People if Persepolis 500 BC.  They bring Okapi

 

Now Okapi only live in central Africa

 

 

Ethiopian man with ivory  if Persepolis 500 BC.

 

 

Photo in Tanzania National museum

 

 

When I traveled in South Africa I suggested a work titled

Black & White People

 

 

The pattern on the skin of a zebra inspired me to realize a project named black and white, where I paint with white color on black skin and black color on white skin to make them similar.

 

 

 

Give me blackness , I give you whiteness

 

 

 

Some young artists from Uganda, Kenya and Zanzibar helped me to have a performance titled: Experience of Blackness in the land of Black People

 

 

He made me black with his hand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were happy

 

 

 

 

 

That is me?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I walked in the streets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ی ی ی

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The history of Zanzibar show slave and slavery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

The Museum and Gallery of Dr. Ahmad Nadalian in Hormoz Island

 

http://www.riverart.net/hormoz/nadalian/

 

The Museum and Gallery of Dr. Ahmad Nadalian in Hormoz Island shows the works of this artists who is internationally known as one of the most active environmental artists. Now most of Nadalian works are scattered across the earth. His environmental art projects, include the carving of rocks that can be found in many countries.  Before the establishing art center the people who addicted to alcohol and drug used this space. In March of 2009 , the Paradise Art Centre on Hormoz Island in the Persian Gulf was established here.

 

 

 

The new gate of Museum and Gallery of Dr. Ahmad Nadalian in Hormoz Island

 

 

Gate of Paradise Center in 2009 

 

Gate of Paradise Center in 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Museum and Gallery of Dr. Ahmad Nadalian in Hormoz Island shows the works of this artists who is internationally known as one of the most active environmental artists. Now most of Nadalian works are scattered across the earth. His environmental art projects, include the carving of rocks that can be found in many countries.  Before the establishing art center the people who addicted to alcohol and drug used this space. In March of 2009 , the Paradise Art Centre on Hormoz Island in the Persian Gulf was established here.

The artists who have residencies during the autumn and winter can stay in our center to realize their environmental art in the nature and landscape of Iran. They can also experience living with Iranian families, take part in the local cultural and society, and enjoy traditional food. 

 

Now the building is also a museum and every years many people visit this site.

 

 

 

During the autumn and winter Ahmad Nadalian stay here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organic colors from Hormoz Island

 

 

 

 

 

Local women and girls learn painting by organic colored earths

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Misery
and Happiness:
The Story of Dolls in my Doll_House

Ahmad Nadalian

 

 

 

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Those who visit my room in Hormoz residential art center, usually see many dolls around my bed.  

 

Often people ask me why I would have them there.

 

One day a little girl like our mother will sing lullabies for them.

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