Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt/Main
Karimi has an acute sense of displacement. This can clearly be seen in the installation “Look” which is comprised of 30 old photographic reproductions, some of which have been painted over, some drawn on or others gently glazed. Each constitutes a whole poetic odyssey, one that he has poignantly structured to correspond to his own poem and read with different images moving throughout the video component.
by Phong Bui, BROOKLYNRAIL NY
*1959 Shiraz, Iran, lives and works in Iran and Germany