Equality or Quantity?! A Question by Reza Hosseiny
Jan 21
Jan 30 2022
exhibition online

‘Equality vs Quantity’ is a series of conceptual ceramic sculptures exploring questions of equality.

“A lone, bloody figure stands before three ambiguous couples. This figure is equal in size and mass, but differentiated by colour and apparent trauma, whereas the six sculptures watching with stoic complacency are only differentiated by ambiguous signifiers of femininity and masculinity, muliebrity and virility.

How equal must they be before they achieve equality? Does equality mean everything must be the same? Can similar sizes and shapes stand in for equality, or is this merely quantity? If individuals cannot be equal, then must all couples be the same? Is it necessary that all couples have one who is masculine and one who is feminine? No. It is impossible, anyway. There is no way to attribute “male” or “female” to any one element.

Do they represent equality or some quantity of inequalities? A material demonstration of the concept of equality creates more questions than it can resolve. What exactly do we mean when we demand EQUALITY FOR ALL! And when will we demand relief and rights for those who are raped, enslaved, and excluded?”

– Reza Hosseiny

 

Reza Hosseiny is a visual/ceramic artist & instructor. Among his accomplishments are fifteen years of academic lecturing, twenty-eight years of instructing, eighteen years of art directing, and the publication of six books. Now settled in Canada, he is pursuing his passion to teach and make sculptural ceramics. While Hosseiny works with centres and associations, he is proud of being an independent artist, ceramic designer, producer, and instructor at his own studio.

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Equality or Quantity?! A Question by Reza Hosseiny

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Equality or Quantity?! A Question by Reza Hosseiny
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Equality or Quantity?! A Question by Reza Hosseiny
Reza's Ceramic Arts Studio
Equality or Quantity?! A Question by Reza Hosseiny
Reza's Ceramic Arts Studio
Equality or Quantity?! A Question by Reza Hosseiny
Reza's Ceramic Arts Studio
Equality or Quantity?! A Question by Reza Hosseiny
Reza's Ceramic Arts Studio
Equality or Quantity?! A Question by Reza Hosseiny
Reza's Ceramic Arts Studio