Contemporary Istanbul

2018

When art tells the story of disaster, it has three narratives: one seeks to bring out disaster so that something happens faster; the other prevents the disaster in order to preserve a situation; and finally narrates that which happens after the disaster, destruction, and tragedy. In his collages, Mojtaba Amini depicts human disasters in their most abstract forms. However, they do not intend to provoke, change, or even preserve a situation, but they are there for the remembrance of a tragedy that has already happened, the sorrow of which has remained behind like ashes. The calamities that happened in a mine and the abuse of humans in the time of war are among the things that Amini addresses in this works. In retelling these traumas, the artist achieves a fantastic situation in which disaster is the beginning of survival.

“Black Death”, mixed media , (handmade paper, cardboard, organic glue), frame size: 84 x 141.5 cm, 2017
“Ašwa”, mixed media , (handmade paper, cardboard, organic glue), frame size: 84 x 141.5 cm, 2017