Diffracting Micro-Mosaics. Traditional Abstraction Intersects Queer Methods by Mohsen Amini

Article  /  History   Technics   Essays
Published: 22.04.2024
Mohsen Amini. Sculpture: Sharp as Queer, 2015. Khatam, Papier mache, silver, steel, marble, crystal. 9 x 8 x 2 cm. Photo by: Mohsen Amini. Mohsen Amini
Sculpture: Sharp as Queer, 2015
Khatam, Papier mache, silver, steel, marble, crystal
9 x 8 x 2 cm
Photo by: Mohsen Amini
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In the contemporary landscape, there is a growing trend towards traditional handmade techniques. I firmly believe that the act of preserving is, in itself, a political act. It stands in opposition to the actual extinction of cultural practices that risk fading away without active support. In my opinion, traditional crafts are not static; they evolve over time as societies change and adapt. This article allows for the recognition of both the traditional and contemporary aspects of crafts, appreciating how they respond to modern influences while maintaining their core cultural significance.
However, the craft of micro-mosaic embodies multi-vocality through the various narratives and meanings conveyed by their designs, reflecting the richness of cultural expressions. As a result; 'Khatam' stand as powerful symbol of cultural appreciation, and the inter-connectedness of humanity's collective heritage.