Untitled #1, 2013, oil on canvas, 20" x 26"
Remembering and Forgetting
September 8 – October 13, 2013
CB1 Gallery is pleased to present our second solo exhibition of work by HK Zamani, Remembering and Forgetting. The exhibition will be on view from September 8 - October 13, 2013. A reception for the artist will be held on Sunday, September 8, 5 – 7 p.m.
“The important thing to the remembering author is not what he experienced but the weaving of his memory.“ (Walter Benjamin)
“Inspiration, pure instinct, is the only raison d’être of the poet.” (Federico Garcia Lorca)
“The last line of resistance is poetry. My films are poetry because I do everything. My quest is thoroughly irrational. What I want to do is shatter time. Santa Sangre is less cerebral and more emotional than the earlier films. It is very beautiful..“ (Alejandro Jodorowsky)
“In the Iranian culture poetry is very important. We have not had much of an image history. French cinema is inspired by photography and painting. Images are prohibited in Islam for religious reasons. However, Iran is the land of poets. Our images come from our poems.“ (Mohsen Makhmalbaf)
“Time split in springs and gears and stained its musty raft. She missed her and he missed her and they tore the last of it, and found the fief of vapor in barren requiem fields, and pushed musty wheels of Xerxes delicately stitched to the folds in his cloak and hands.” (HK Zamani)
Iranian-born artist HK Zamani (Habib Kheradyar Zamani) lives and works in Los Angeles. His work is guided by extreme influences ranging from ascetic Islam to psychedelia. He has exhibited in many cosmopolitan cities, among them New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Berlin, London, Vienna, Prague, Seoul and Saigon. His work is in the permanent collections of LA County Museum and Berkeley Museum of Art. He has received the C.O.L.A. and the California Foundation Getty Grants. CB1 Gallery represents his work. Zamani is the founder and director of PØST (1995-present), a subversive venue for contemporary art, where over four hundred exhibitions have been presented.