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The immortal mountain and pure water :  A Journey to China

 

Art works in China

 

 

Journey across South Africa: The Sprit of Rocks and Water

 

 

Works in USA

 

 

New works by Nadalian in “Verdearte” 2006:  Italy

 

 

Works In Italy

 

 

Works in China

 

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

 

Works in Iran

 

 

Works  in Spain

 

 

Works In Germany

 

A Journey to Serbia

 


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

  

 

Works in Tajikistan

 

Works in Bangladesh

 

 

Works by Nadalian in Uzbekistan

 

 

Paradise & Hell :18th Environmental Art Festival

 

 

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)

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

Art in the Landscape

Marked in Stone and Sand

An Iranian sculptor brings his art to the river, beaches—and parks.

By Robert C. Morgan

 

In Paradise

 

Pleasure of New life

 

 

 

Earth Paintings - Hormoz Island March 2009

 

 

Bicycle Art & Recycle Art

Do you know that you can rent this bicycle in Hormoz?

 

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

 

 

Paintings by Coloured Earth

 

In Paradise

 

Jumping Frogs

 

 

Journey across South Africa: The Sprit of Rocks and Water

 

 

Green People

 

Bicycle Art & Recycle Art

 

Environmental Art Festivals

 

Work by Ahmad Nadalian @ Environmental Art Calender 2009 in USA

 

Call for International  Festival of Environmental Art in Iran- Persian Gulf

 

Paintings by Coloured Earth

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

 

Journey across South Africa: The Sprit of Rocks and Water

 

Black & White People

 

Sand Print in Africa

 

Freed Fish

 

Art in the Landscape

Marked in Stone and Sand

An Iranian sculptor brings his art to the river, beaches—and parks.

By Robert C. Morgan

 

Nadalian @ Dialogues in Diversity  

 

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.

By John K. Grande

 

 

Direct Dialogue of two Iranian and American artists for Peace

 

 

The death of goddesses

 

 

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

 



"The Bird of Peace”

 

 

Accident and Improvisation: Works on Wali Asr Street, Tehran

 

 

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)

 

Bicycle Art & Recycle Art

 

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

 

 

Sand Print in Africa

 

 

In the Search of Lost Paradise

 

 

The immortal mountain and pure water :  A Journey to China

 

Art works in China

 

 

Journey across South Africa: The Sprit of Rocks and Water

 

 

Works in USA

 

 

New works by Nadalian in “Verdearte” 2006:  Italy

 

 

Works In Italy

 

 

Works in China

 

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)

 

 

The immortal mountain and pure water :  A Journey to China

 

Art works in China

 

 

Journey across South Africa: The Sprit of Rocks and Water

 

 

Works in USA

 

 

New works by Nadalian in “Verdearte” 2006:  Italy

 

 

Works In Italy

 

 

Works in China

 

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)

 

 

The immortal mountain and pure water :  A Journey to China

 

Art works in China

 

 

Journey across South Africa: The Sprit of Rocks and Water

 

 

 

 

 


A Journey to South Korea with the Bicycle of Peace

Ahmad Nadalian

The Persian Gulf’s peace bicycle was eventually published in South Korea. Its publication was an excuse for me to write a complete report of my trip to South Korea.

In the spring of 2010, I received a letter from Arco’s museum in Seoul and was invited to participate in an environmental exhibition.

This exhibition was planned at the same time as the meeting of economic and finance ministers of twenty leading countries called G20. One of their main discussions was an everlasting environment and therefore their meeting was organized at the same time as an environmental art exhibition. Although my country Iran is not a member of these countries, it was an honor for me to be one of the ten selected artists from all over the world to participate in this exhibition.

This exhibition was capable of reminding the politicians of the environmental dangers and threats of today’s’ world.          

 

 

I left toward Seoul on Monday November 1st. On my way to one of the eastern countries of the world, I observed the rivers.

 

 

 

I arrived in Seoul on an autumn day.

 

 

The first person that I met was Miss Youngsil Lim who genuinely welcomed me. Throughout the six months, more than hundreds of emails were exchanged to manage the arrangement of my exhibition and installations of my works. I finally arrived to the center and the Museum of Arco.  

The Museum Exhibition Center of Arco is the host of these artists, which usually exhibits the official exhibitions of the country of South Korea in the realm of contemporary art.

 

 

 

  

Then I met Mr. Kim Chan Dong and Mrs. Se-Won Oh, who were directors and had selected the artists.

 

 

 

In the Center of Arco, Jackie Lim introduced herself to me and said that in her study and research of environmental art, she has come across my work and has introduced it to the exhibition.

 

 

Sang-Gweon Park who was a friend of Jackie and was an art students of Ms. Se-Won Oh, took me out to nature, and this gave me the ability to do art in nature.

In the first invitation letter that was sent to me, the jurors of the exhibition paid special attention to The Dream of Peace in the Persian Gulf. They wanted to exhibit that piece in the exhibition and to show its peaceful message. I welcomed their offer too.

 

 

 

After a few days the pictures were printed and lots of sand was transported to the location of the exhibit.

In addition to the bicycle of peace, I submitted a collection of photographs and installations to the exhibition.  

 

 

The environmental exhibition of Greeting Green opened on Tuesday, November 9th; along with the presence of professors, cultural staff and Korean artists in the city of Seoul. This exhibition continued until November 28th.

 

 

The presentation of the Bicycle of Peace, photographed by Seyfollah Samadian

There was a collection of twelve photographs of the Persian Gulf bicycle and Mr. Seyfollah Samadian prepares one of those photographs.

 

 

In addition to the photographs of the Bicycle of Peace in the Persian Gulf, two rubber wheels were prepared. During the days of the exhibition, by pedaling in the gallery space we printed new writings on the sand. On one of the wheels of this bicycle writings about war opposition, terror, and bombings had been installed. On the other wheel there was writings that insisted on a clean environment and freedom, and printed the www.riverart.net website.

 

On the day after the opening, they discussed my environmental works in a meeting and it ended after a session of question and answer.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a session with the media from different media channels, I explained the inspiration of this bicycle this way.

It has been more than three decades that the people of Iran and neighboring countries suffer from the disaster of war. War and terror is now a worldwide threat, and is possible everywhere in the world. As an artist, I pay attention to environmental issues, not only these situations are connected to the environment, but as a result they harm our culture.

 

 

Images of the bicycle had a good reflection in the media and art magazines of South Korea.

 

 

 

 

Printed images by the bicycle, in the exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The installation of The Bicycle of Peace

 

 

Two new cylinder seals and one recycled plastic seal were also presented at the exhibition.

 

 

The installation of my fish in the exhibition

 

 

My other piece in the exhibition of South Korean environmental art was the video installation with the title the Death of Fish, which has an engaging quality and the audience can view different parts of it the way they like. This video is prepared from the demolition of my work in the village of Polour. Unfortunately in 2010 besides my works, a historic castle was demolished in order to make a bottled water factory and the Cultural Heritage of Mazandaran did not pay any attention. I hope this voice can be heard some day and the personnel who pretend to be asleep can understand that their carelessness will be more apparent as time goes on.

 

 

For this exhibition that was presented in the Museum Center of Arco, ten artists from Japan, United States, Germany, China, England, Argentina, Holland, India, Iran and two artists from South Korea were invited.

One of the American artists had an installation of the wall residue of previous exhibitions in Arco.

 

 

 

 

 

The participating artists were mostly taken to local traditional restaurant.

 

 

 

The traditional ways of eating from around the world refers to the culture of that place.

The traditional Iranian way of eating food was the way that a group ate from a central tray.  

In the Far East, small dishes are spread out on the table and the group can take from that food.  

Today we eat by surrounding our plates and considering it our own

This way houses that used to be shared are now transformed to individual cells. It seems that individualism is becoming more common in eating, residing, and of course in art.

 

 

 

During the time I was in Seoul, I carved many fish and a released them in side rivers near the streets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are the rivers that pass through the city of Seoul. In this place I released several large stones that I had made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One day one of the artists, Se-Won Oh joined me and I gave some of my pieces to the forests near Seoul.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That student took a photo of me.

 

 

Connecting the two separated cliffs by drawing a Goddess was a new experience.

 

 

 

That day we ate at a traditional restaurant.

 

 

 

 

 

One day I painted on one the artists’ faces.

 

 

Sang-Gweon Park joined me one day and we went to the beach. I worked on the cliffs there.

 

 

 

Pollution is everywhere, and environmental art is a worldwide necessity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My purpose was to just expand the cultural domain of my Iranian Fish

 

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Every land I step on, I feel its rocks with my feet.

The footsteps are evidence of my presence there.

 

 

On the way back I saw Mount Damavand again, where at the beginning of my childhood fish were born in its rivers.