Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens is proud to present Shahpour Pouyan’s (1979, Isfahan). ambitious installation Skyhigh is my place. Designed specifically for the museum, the piece is the culmination of over two years of intense research and development. The exhibition is the first solo presentation by the artist in a Belgian public institution.
Skyhigh is my place partially fills MDD’s main exhibition space with wheat and inverts a largescale replica of a military control tower in its patio. By uniting these two elements, Pouyan summons the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and specifically his father’s involvement in this historic moment. At the height of the Revolution, Pouyan’s father, an electronic engineer for jet fighters, took part in a collective effort to plant wheat on his military base near Isfahan.
MDD gratefully acknowledges the support of Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Copperfield, Lawrie Shabibi, Henry Moore Foundation, Ouwen Duiker and Atelier Van Lieshout
Museumlaan 14, 9831