Nastaran Shahbazi lives between Paris and Hong Kong, the work ‘The Sun Also Rises’ looks at the notions of displacement and migration with a focus on individual experiences. Life on the road becomes a metaphor for one’s personal search for meaning. Not designed as a fixed object, the exhibition is rather the starting point of a series of discussions and collaborations.
Sharhbazi wishes to move away from images and interpretations of displacement focusing on its collective aspects, this exhibition and the related artistic collaborations take loneliness, utopia and the search for meaning as inherent components of every journey, and intend to reflect on the individuality of the experience of displacement.
By looking at the work, they give the viewers sense of sadness. Also, the use of colours and the darkness of the gallery’s surrounding, strengthen the emotion of loneliness.