Project Space / Sahand Hesamiyan
January 22 – March 7, 2013
The Third Line is pleased to introduce Iranian sculptor Sahand Hesamiyan, the newest addition to the gallery’s represented artists. Sulook, the body of work in the gallery’s Project Space, presents ancient concepts of transcendence in an ultra-modern context. Highlighting the complex relationship between modernity and tradition through architecture, Sulook has its inspiration firmly rooted in the traditional architectural structure of the Orchin dome – a unique variation of domes found in the southern parts of Iran and Iraq. Despite its early origins, the Orchin dome demonstrates one of the key elements of modernist architecture: a seamless interdependence of aesthetics and functionality. Bridging science and piety, Hesamiyan references the construction of these domes with its intended spiritual philosophy of Unitarianism.