Fields of roses. In the middle of an old beverage factory. The roses are carefully arranged in plastic bottles, 1000 of them. Each flower is replaced every day. So that the leaves never wilt and at the same time the buds wait to emerge and unfold. A state of suspension is created, a crevice. Between withering and blooming, between being and becoming. The growth of the plant invites us to look at the process of change – and symbolically demonstrates the importance of transformation. What is the relationship between the evolution of the plant, with its stem, flower and thorns, and the evolution of our lives and societies?
“TO THE PEOPLE” is a multi-layered installation at Argo Factory in Teheran, a meditative landscape by artist Michael Sailstorfer, one of the most important German sculptors of his generation.
I wrote an exhibition statement, which was displayed and translated in Arabic, Armenian, Azeri, Balochi, English, Georgian, German, Gilaki, Kurdish, Laki, Pashto, Persian, Tabari, Tajik, Turkmen, and Uzbek. Click on each language to read the statement in translation.