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Art for Modern Architecture (Homage to Ellsworth Kelly)

Kayhan and The New York Times:
The hostage crisis 1979-1981
Paper clips onto vintage newspapers front page
48 frames
2010

The New York Times 24 Newspapers: January 1, 1979 / Feb 11, 1979 / Feb 13, 1979 / Nov 6, 1979 / Nov 7, 1979 / Nov 13, 1979 / Nov 14, 1979 / Nov 16, 1979 / Nov 18, 1979 / Nov 23, 1979 / Nov 26, 1979 / Nov 29, 1979 / Nov 30, 1979 / Dec 2, 1979 / Dec 3, 1979 / Dec 4, 1979 / Dec 5, 1979 / Dec 7, 1979 / Dec 16, 1979 / April 8, 1980 / July 28, 1980 / January 19, 1981 / January 20, 1981 / January 21, 1981

Art for Modern Architecture is a series of collages on vintage newspapers featuring silkscreened coloured blocks covering all images of the vintage newspaper front pages. The colours are the ones from the Standard Kodak Colour Chart. This principle of “coverage” investigates the reality of the spectator’s memory, whether it is a cultural ground, a collective consciousness or an imaginary landscape.

The series features 20th Century historic events from around the globe spanning from the end of the Second World War up to today. It often crosses the narratives of same historical events seen from different cultural point of views in order to reveal the geopolitics in place and the different interpretations of a same reality. This project constitutes a cross narrative study for cinematic projects and film scripts.