18 Jan 2013 - 27 Jan 2013

Theories of “eternal return” appear in different traditions and philosophies across history. This common factor marks traditions and myths from far east (China, Buddhism,…) to the furthest traditions such as the Mayans and the Aztecs. Although it is not possible to overlook the different views and symbols that mark each tradition around this concept, the universal meaning of the concept marks each tradition and can be analyzed. Not only ancient traditions, but also eastern and western philosophy (Ibn Khaldun, Nietzsche ...) have attended to this important concept.

The works that appear to us here depict a historical narratives that are hard to manipulate. However, Negar Fadaei’s attention to form and content draws us to a new narrative while respecting the original. Perhaps, more than relying on the original works, these works are marked by the paradigm of each one of us as contemporary men that is formally inseparable from the content of the original narrative.

She creates the “endless recurrence” that with all similarities to the original bears witness to her time and its particular concerns. Perhaps she is telling us that all human history is the endless recurrence of human concerns that has been depicted and narrated by many across history and has made a mark in our contemporary thought.

Matin Taghioff