How can the artists maintain their project after its presentation? Should the projects that belong to a particular time and space and are temporal at their core be documented at all? The "Return" project explores these questions as part of Paadmaan projects since 2018 and investigates the concept of documenting “contemporary art” through the framework of a conversation with some Iranian artists, analyzing their methodologies and approaches towards the issue of documentation. These conversations are published in a book as the research part of the project.
In the "Return" exhibition as a curatorial project, more than focusing on introducing the projects, with attention to the existence of each project in a displacement situation, the emotional experience of what they have been through is also considered.
Curator: Foad Alijani