Past Exhibition / Ala Ebtekar

Nowheresville \ 'nä-kōja,-abäd \

March 16 - April 18, 2015

  • Ala Ebtekar, Nowheresville \ 'nä-kōja,-abäd \, 2015, installation view

    Ala Ebtekar, Nowheresville \ 'nä-kōja,-abäd \, 2015, installation view

  • Ala Ebtekar, Nowheresville \ 'nä-kōja,-abäd \, 2015, installation view

    Ala Ebtekar, Nowheresville \ 'nä-kōja,-abäd \, 2015, installation view

  • Ala Ebtekar, Nowheresville \ 'nä-kōja,-abäd \, 2015, installation view

    Ala Ebtekar, Nowheresville \ 'nä-kōja,-abäd \, 2015, installation view

  • Ala Ebtekar, Nowheresville \ 'nä-kōja,-abäd \, 2015, installation view

    Ala Ebtekar, Nowheresville \ 'nä-kōja,-abäd \, 2015, installation view

  • Ala Ebtekar, Journey to the Seventh Planet, 2015, Archival Inkjet print on found poster, 104 x 68 cm

    Ala Ebtekar, Journey to the Seventh Planet, 2015, Archival Inkjet print on found poster, 104 x 68 cm

  • Ala Ebtekar, (Right) Journey to the Seventh Planet, (Left) Qaf, 2015

    Ala Ebtekar, (Right) Journey to the Seventh Planet, (Left) Qaf, 2015

  • Ala Ebtekar, (Right) Journey to the Seventh Planet, (Left) Qaf, 2015

    Ala Ebtekar, (Right) Journey to the Seventh Planet, (Left) Qaf, 2015

  • Ala Ebtekar, Tunnel in the Sky (installation view), 2015, collage cut mat over monoprint on found book page,Variable dimensions

    Ala Ebtekar, Tunnel in the Sky (installation view), 2015, collage cut mat over monoprint on found book page,Variable dimensions

  • Ala Ebtekar, Tunnel in the Sky (installation view), 2015, collage cut mat over monoprint on found book page,Variable dimensions

    Ala Ebtekar, Tunnel in the Sky (installation view), 2015, collage cut mat over monoprint on found book page,Variable dimensions

  • Ala Ebtekar, Tunnel In The Sky (Variation 2 Chapters I-IV), detail, 2015, Collage cut mat over monoprint on found book page, 62 x 49 cm

    Ala Ebtekar, Tunnel In The Sky (Variation 2 Chapters I-IV), detail, 2015, Collage cut mat over monoprint on found book page, 62 x 49 cm

  • Ala Ebtekar, Untitled (Manuscripts installation view)

    Ala Ebtekar, Untitled (Manuscripts installation view)

  • Ala Ebtekar, Untitled, 2013, Manuscript, 42.5 x 32.2 cm

    Ala Ebtekar, Untitled, 2013, Manuscript, 42.5 x 32.2 cm

  • Ala Ebtekar, Untitled (Manuscript 16), 2015, Manuscript page, 42.5 x 32.4 cm

    Ala Ebtekar, Untitled (Manuscript 16), 2015, Manuscript page, 42.5 x 32.4 cm

  • Ala Ebtekar, Untitled, 2013, Manuscript, 32 x 42 cm

    Ala Ebtekar, Untitled, 2013, Manuscript, 32 x 42 cm

  • Ala Ebtekar,  Tunnel In The Sky (Variation 2 Chapters I-IV), 2015, Collage cut mat over monoprint on found book page, 62 x 49 cm

    Ala Ebtekar, Tunnel In The Sky (Variation 2 Chapters I-IV), 2015, Collage cut mat over monoprint on found book page, 62 x 49 cm

Images

Ala Ebtekar - Nowheresville \ 'nä-kōja,-abäd \

The Third Line is pleased to open its Spring 2015 program with Ala Ebtekar’s Nowheresville \ 'nä-kōja,-abäd \ . Working with ideas of the celestial, home to planetary and spiritual configurations that have fascinated humanity since the beginning of time, the artist combines early 12th Century traditions of Persian cosmic philosophy with modern-day scientific imaging of the heavens. His explorations over the years, into the union of both spectrums, and a search for the portals into imagined futures, culminate in this mystical homage to Light.

Press Release

Project Space: Abbas Akhavan, Study for a Curtain