Discovery of New Rock sculpture in Hormuz Island

New rock sculpture have been discovered in the mountains of Hormuz Island. Before this, I had introduced the sculptures of mysterious and imaginary creatures in the mountains and rocks in numerous prints of Hormuz Island tourism map. In the beginning, this work was criticized. But now they are welcomed by drivers and tourists. Their criticism […]

Ahmad Nadalian: Praying for rain and nature’s grace and violence in Hormuz Island

قبل از گزارش مراسم قبله دعاي سال 1387 جزيره هرمز يك مقدمه لازم است : بين آسمان بالا و پايين رابطه وجود دارد. در بعضي از مناطق دنيايي كه در آن زندگي مي كنيم هنوز اين رابطه وجود دارد. در گذشته نه چندان دور آدم ها از پايين به آسمان نگاه مي كردند. حالا از […]

The only edible mountain in the world: When Hormouz Island’s red soil

Looking at social networks, it can be seen that a lot of emphasis is placed on the wonder of the colored soils of Hormuz Island, especially its red soil. Generalist headlines such as “It is not soil, it is gold” or “the world’s only edible mountain” are used in social networks to attract tourists. How […]

A Fabulous Mythological Bird: A large land painting by colored soil, sand and stones of Hormuz Island

In 2009 I helped  people in Hormuz and we created a large land painting showing mythological bird named “Simorgh”. This bird has a long history in Persian mythology and mystical literature. در بهمن ماه سال 1387 به بومی های جزیره هرمز کمک کردم که طراحی یک سیمرغ را با سنگ، شن و خاک های رنگی […]

Mannequins: Art works by Ahmad Nadalian

Besides dolls, I collect old mannequins. The aesthetics of the mannequins’ bodies and faces raise questions for me. They follow the western model. By studying them, you can see the tension and interests behind the veils of appearance. They represent something that traditionalists disagree with. But there is no other way.  They have become so […]

The Birth of Tourism in Hormuz Island and the first restaurants and Hostels

Tourism in Hormuz Island started in 2008. I want to continue writing the history of the island’s social evolution. During the festivals of 2006 or 2007, food was ordered to houses. Sometimes the artists themselves prepared food. Places of accommodation were temporary houses and sometimes institutional houses. Until 2009, no one advertised food or accommodation.  […]

Art Works in the 15th Environmental Art Festival in Iran, Hormoz Island, February 2007

In the 15th Environmental Art Festival in Iran, in (February 2007), many works of environmental art were done. However, the main focus of the group work was “opposition to the war and the militarization of the Persian Gulf.” But a lot of teamwork and a lot of independent work was done. احمد نادعلیان: مخالفت با […]

Multicultural Environment of Hormuz Island in 2021 from the point of view of Ahmad Nadalian

In November 2021, I went to Hormoz Island. I encountered a new Hormuz.  Those who immigrated in the past two years live in coexistence with the local community. Following this interaction, Hormuz is in a new situation. Good and bad consequences are on the way. در نیمه آبان 1400 پس از بیست ماه غیبت به […]

Suspicious suitcase of Ahmad Nadalian at the port of Hormuz Island

Ahmad Nadalian’s suspicious suitcase at the Port of Hormuz Island is the title of artwork on display at the Dr. Nadalian Museum on Hormuz Island. After inspecting Ahmad Nadalian’s suitcase, the artist created this art work. It show the beauties of Hormuz Island and the uncontrolled destruction of the island’s soil and minerals. Compared to […]

Ahmad Nadalian: A campaign against war and militarization of the Persian Gulf region (January 2008)

On the 26th of January 2008, fifty artists accompanied me and we traveled to the Persian Gulf (Hormoz Island). More than 50 local artists joined us and we realized a new environmental art event. Our new environmental art festival focused on a campaign against war.  I was responsible to select artists and act as an […]