A Moment in Time
A juried international group exhibition of contemporary fine art
January 1 – 31, 2023
Selected: The Chemistry of Memory, Unconscious Voices
According to John Locke (English philosopher and physician), a person’s identity only reaches as far as their memory extends into the past. Discussions of the nature of time, and of various issues related to time, have always featured prominently in philosophy. Art is the only way available to freeze the moment and stop the flow of time. An immortal work of art is a small piece of history stolen from the stream of nature. A sensitive artist grabs this moment, freeze it in order to revive it again and make a special life and time for this moment away from reality. All artists with a different artistic approach reflected their individual and exceptional experience around the theme ‘A Moment in Time.’
Founded by Dr Fatemeh Takht-Keshian in 2018, United Kingdom-based Cista Arts is an interdisciplinary and transcultural organisation working with artists, architects, choreographers, art historians, anthropologists, art critics, and other art-related practitioners. ČISTĀ is the Avestan derivative of the verb Cit, ‘to notice, to understand,’ and denotes ‘intuition’ and ‘idea’. Avestan is the ancient Persian language used in the Zoroastrian scripture. Cista Arts represents artists whose work transcends geographic borders, those from the Middle East, and beyond, actively supporting art students, including the showcasing of their works through the Artist Room Residency. Cista Arts has partnered with Work in Progress, a program of Lancaster University, Idea London, and Henri Publication.
Creative Director & Juror
Dr. Fatemeh Takht-Keshian
Fatemeh is originally from Iran. She holds a practice-based PhD in Art from Lancaster University. She also holds a BA and an MA in Fine Arts (Painting) from Iran. Her practice combines drawing, painting, collage, and video to articulate her identity and perceptions as an Iranian woman. Currently, she is the Art Director at Mehri Publication, in London. She is also working as a freelance art curator and art advisor with different galleries and academics whoes research encompasses Asian, Middle-Eastern, and Iranian art. Dr Fatemeh has worked with a number of notable newspapers and magazines in Iran on artistic and cultural issues, and also publishers in Iran and the UK. She has extensive knowledge of design techniques and software involved in the production of artworks in different media. She has worked as assistant film director, and has experience of recording and film editing. Fatemeh has a well developed network of artists, documentry film makers and those engaged in promoting cultural activities.