Sculptures with beyond time concepts Setareh Aminelahis narration from the Nest in Atemporality exhibition at the CAMA Gallery

Sculptures with beyond time concepts Setareh Aminelahis narration from the Nest in Atemporality exhibition at the CAMA Gallery

08 May, 2019 | Share Article

Setareh Aminelahi said: “In the sculptures of the “Nest in Atemporality” I covered the subject of time passing and beyond time concepts.

The volume artworks exhibition by Setareh Aminelahi entitle “Nest in Atemporality” is set up in the CAMA Gallery. In this exhibition, six works created with wood, mirror and coloured glass are shown. Aminelahi in an interview with Honaronline about the theme of the exhibition said: “The works of this collection is divided into two parts. The main theme of these works in the first part is the passage of time and its effect, and in the second part, the state of beyond time is embodied”.


Aminelahi added: “In a more precise view, in the first three sculptures of the first part, the word “wound” (Zakhm) is embodied in the passage of time. The first statue abstractly depicts the letter “z”, which is the symbol of yesterday. The wound’s openness and its bloodiness are evident in this volume. The second statue, showing the letter “kh” is the symbol of today that promises improvement and healing. The third statue represents the letter “m”, which symbolises the future of the wound. In the three sculptures of the second part, the word “atemporality” (Adam) is visualised and separated. There is the same state between the statues of “a”, “d” and “m”. Because “atemporality” is beyond time, it is the inventor and source itself, and it does not tolerate the time passing”.


She explained the title of the exhibition: “This name is derived from the verse of Rumi, in which he said: “nest in atemporality” — understanding that atemporality, unlike the common concept of absence, is the basis of existence and sits in an area beyond time and place. Where the inventor of creation and source is the countless possibilities of the existence”.

This architect and sculptor, about the technique and materials used in these works, said: “I used walnut wood, mirrors and coloured glasses. After polishing and lubricating the sticks and thin layers of wood, I have pasted them together or side by side. I used the mirror differently and placed them on top of each other instead of putting the mirrors together. For this reason, they have mirror properties in some hours of the day, and in most hours in natural or artificial light, there are shades of colour that are inspired by sash windows”.

Aminelahi added: “I think the obvious feature of these works is to be operous and at the same time a kind of simplicity and abstraction in which they are seen. Also, the concept of diminishing the volume and harmony of light and shadow is evident in the works”.


It is worth mentioning that the exhibition of Setareh Aminelahi’s work is scheduled until May 3rd in the CAMA Gallery. This gallery is located on the second floor of the Farin building, Golestan 10th, Pasdaran Street.