Farrokh Mahdavi at National Gallery of Victoria’s Triennial 2023

National Gallery of Victoria

We are pleased to share that Farrokh Mahdavi will be a part of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Triennial. The exhibition will open on December 3, 2023, and will be on view until April 7, 2024.

Featuring over 75 projects, including 25 world premieres commissioned by the Gallery, this year's event will explore three thematics: Magic, Matter, and Memory.

Farrokh Mahdavi will be presented with his canvases, both hung on the wall and spread on the floor under the visitors’ footsteps. 

Farrokh Mahdavi’s symbolic use of pink comes from the Persian word for ‘pink’: ‘Surati,’ named after ‘Surat,’ which refers to the ‘face.’ Here, pink is the universal color of our flesh; it transcends politics, race, nationality, territoriality, and gender. On the floor are ‘rejectamenta’ paintings considered flawed and no longer ‘work.’ Visitors are encouraged to walk over, contributing to the artwork with the dust on their feet. In a world conditioned to strive for success, the artist asks us to consider the uncertainty of our time – and whether we look again inside each other to find our common ground.

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November 29, 2023
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