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After Everything Has Been Said


After Everything Has Been Said

18 Jul 2024 – 18 Aug 2024

After Everything Has Been Said consists of a series of photographs and a video installation depicting a traditional grief ceremony in various stages performed by Ali Tahayori. The inspiration behind creating this work came after Ali was informed of the murder of a young Iranian gay man, Alireza Fazeli, in May 2021. Alireza was kidnapped and killed by family members after discovering evidence of his sexuality. He was supposed to fly to Turkey to join his partner just days after the event in the hope of applying for asylum in Europe. The video performance displays the traditional mourning ceremony specific to a region of Iran where Alireza was originally from.

Ali Tahayori’s interdisciplinary practice ranges from conceptual photography to the moving image, mirror works and installation. Tahayori uses archival materials, narrative fragments and performative modalities to explore themes of identity, displacement, and belonging. Tahayori is represented by THIS IS NO FANTASY, Melbourne.

Image: Ali Tahayori, After Everything Has Been Said, 2024, Giclee print on metallic paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Gallery Details

Linden New Art
Boonwurrung Country
26 Acland Street
T: 03 9534 0099
E: gallery@lindenarts.org

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The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We are an LGBTQIA+ friendly organisation and celebrate cultural diversity.