Hootan Heydari,  untitled,  2018

Hootan Heydari, untitled, 2018

 

QUARANTINE THE PAST

Hootan Heydari

7 May 2018 - 2 June 2018

Opening night: Thursday 10 May 6pm-8pm

 

"You can never quarantine the past” (Pavement lyrics 1994).

The idea of the photograph as the archetypal vessel for the preservation of memory is problematised by the works in this exhibition, which attempt to destroy the referential image and from its detritus create an artefact, one whose origins are unclear... 

Hootan Heydari is a Melbourne-based artist. Born in Iran, Heydari moved to Australia, via Italy and USA, in 1985. His early experiences of relocation have resulted in a profound interest in ideas of disruption, memory and flux. He is currently completing a Bachelor of Fine Art at RMIT