Wopart art fair, has been held every year in Lugano, Switzerland since 2019, is one of the innovative art fairs in Europe, which is curated based on the concept of artworks created on paper. In 2022, Mojdeh Art Gallery participated in this art fair with the works of Ahad Ghadiri, which were 80 cubes collaged with paper and paintings.
Since 1950, simultaneously with the introduction of television to the human societies and the formation of the mass communication means, a world of new characters but out of reach entered people’s lives. In the beginning, communication with them was surprisingly strange for the humans on this side of the magical box. With the passage of time, gradually, this communication turned into a kind of friendship, empathy, following and even imitation. These characters gained general and special popularity in human life. Naturally with the formation of any movement, literature comes to the aid of completing the movements cultural aspects, the term “Celebrity” meaning to shine like a star (referring to a person’s fame) was given to these characters. Characters who were influential during all periods of people’s lives and due to this influence, they found their way in all media dimensions, including cinema, theater, modeling, photography, and everyday media advertisements. After nearly 7 decades since these characters set foot in people's lives, a nostalgic connection of several generations has been created. Collective memories that are not limited to geographical boundaries and have left a tremendous impact on all the people of the world, each memory has left a huge reflection of what they conveyed to us, even the visual symbols of our days are not inseparable from these characters. Ahad Ghadiri created these artworks by depicting the same symbols, with the approach of pop art and the distinctive signs of this style, which evokes the most intimate mood of the people in those days. He is the narrator of the collective mood of the people as a small volume of the history of memories on wooden cubes.