The Pavement, the central piece chosen by Farhadi to give the exhibition its title, is a large-scale photographic work composed of four murals of Vali Asr Street in Tehran that was recorded, over the course of a whole year, with the help of his assistants Tahmineh Monzavi and Leila Akhbari.
The four compositions could well function as cinematic sequences through which another temporality and another space appear to have been created. The pavement of this megalopolis is also the intimate and ideological space of many of his films, in which his characters face vital ethical dilemmas. Alongside several photographic series the exhibition also includes a variety of audiovisual material from his film career (videos and photographs of the making of some of his films, posters of his movies, interviews, etc.) as well as two documentary films that focus on the director’s work with actors.