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10/23/06 Iranian art today

" - Iranian Art today" is one of the most extensive exhibitions of contemporary Iranian art shown in Germany in the last few years.

Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and by the Department of Foreign Affairs

Patronage: Gernot Erler, State Minister of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Member of the German Parliament


This exhibition is the first comprehensive presentation of contemporary Iranian art which has been realized by a German museum.

15 exhibits from the young and middle generations will be shown, encompassing all areas of the fine arts: painting, object art, sculpture, video, installation and photography. All the artists live and work in Iran. The central question posed by the exhibition is: how does their art reflect social reality, cultural context, political and religious authority, everyday living conditions? The art which will be presented deals primarily with the themes of borders and conveys the contradictions in contemporary Iranian society. Art, which subtly bring metaphoric into play. Art, which is in international discussion, without losing its Iranian roots.
Parallel to the main exhibition in the Museum of New Art, there will be events held all over Freiburg from the middle of October 2006 to the end of January 2007. - dialogues and cultural networks is a broadly-based cooperative project.

The aim is not simply to highlight various facets of Iranian reality by means of the exhibitions, films, readings and debates, but also to promote dialogues between Iranian and German artists and to build networks. Not only networks between Iran and Germany, between Isfahan and Freiburg, but also within Freiburg itself.

Children/Teens also includes events for children and teens. The Lirum Larum Lesefest and Stories, the two literature and reading festivals which have been organized by the Freiburg Department of Culture for many years, have Iran as one of their focuses this year. This includes readings from Iranian authors of children's and young adults' books in schools and elsewhere. Film series, workshops, an exhibition of children's book illustrations, and much more. Lirum Larum Lesefest and Stories will take place from 11 to 16 October 2006.

The Museum of New Art and the Department of Culture have succeeded in finding many partners for These include:

Gerberau 32, 79098 Freiburg, Tel 0761-2012566

Arabia Institut für arabische Sprache und Kultur
Haslacher Straße 43, 79115 Freiburg, Tel 0761-2856576

Architekturforum Freiburg e.V.
Guntramstr. 15, 79106 Freiburg, Tel 0761-288094

4 quai du Chanoine Winterer, 67080 Strasbourg Cedex, Frankreich, Tel. 0033 3-8814222

Bildungswerk der Erzdiözese Freiburg - Bildungszentrum Freiburg
Landsknechtstr. 4, 79102 Freiburg, Tel 0761-7086221

Carl-Schurz-Haus, Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut e.V. Eisenbahnstr. 62, 79098 Freiburg, Tel 0761-5565270

Centre Culturel Francais Freiburg
Im Kornhaus, Münsterplatz 11, 79098 Freiburg, Tel. 0761-207390

Evangelische Erwachsenenbildung Haus im Stiftspark
Herrenstr. 7, 79098 Freiburg, Tel. 0761-73041

Förderverein Erdbebenhilfe Bam 2003 e.V.
c / o Stefan Pfl aum, Dannergasse 8, 79227 Schallstadt, Tel 07664-4028230

Frankreich-Zentrum der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Haus zur Lieben Hand, Löwenstr. 16, 79098 Freiburg, Tel. 0761-2032007

Freundeskreis Freiburg-Isfahan e.V.
Postfach 190149, 79061 Freiburg,
Tel 0761-709321

Herder Bücher
Kaiser-Joseph-Str. 180, 79098 Freiburg,
Tel 0761-282820

Joseph-Wirth-Stiftung e.V.
Danziger Str. 28, 40822 Mettmann,
Tel 02104-81249

Katholische Akademie der Erzdiözese Freiburg
Wintererstr. 1, 79104 Freiburg, Tel 0761-319180,

Kommunales Kino Haus für Film und Literatur
Alter Wiehrebahnhof, Urachstr. 40, 79102 Freiburg, Tel 0761-709033

Kommission für Menschenrechte
c / o Freiburger Anwaltverein, Holzmarkt 2-6, 79098 Freiburg

Kulturamt der Stadt Freiburg
Münsterplatz 30, 79098 Freiburg,
Tel. 0761-2012101

Kunstverein Freiburg e.V.
Dreisamstr. 21, 79098 Freiburg, Tel 0761-34944

Literaturbüro Freiburg Haus für Film und Literatur
Alter Wiehrebahnhof, Urachstr. 40,
79102 Freiburg, Tel 0761-289989

Literaturcafé der Max-Weber-Schule
c/o Max-Weber-Kolleg e.V., Freundes kreis, Fehrenbachallee 14, 79106 Freiburg,
Tel. 0761-2017801

Museum für Neue Kunst
Marienstr. 10 a, 79098 Freiburg,
Tel 0761-201581

Museum für Neue Kunst, Gerberau 15,
79098 Freiburg, Tel.: 0761-2012501

Orientalisches Seminar / Islamwissenschaft der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
79085 Freiburg, Tel 0761-2033144

Norbert Michael Stimmpädagogik, Blumenstr. 18, 79111 Freiburg, Tel 0761-473414

Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe - Außenstelle Freiburg
Kirchstr.4, 79100 Freiburg, Tel. 0761-72725

Stadtbibliothek Freiburg
Münsterplatz 17, 79098 Freiburg,
Tel 0761-2012207

SWR Studio Freiburg
Kartäuserstr. 45, 79102 Freiburg, Tel 0761-38080

Theater im Marienbad
Marienstr. 4, 79098 Freiburg, Tel 0761-31470

Theater Freiburg
Bertoldstr. 46, 79098 Freiburg, Tel 0761-2012807

Volkshochschule Freiburg e.V.
Rottteckring 12, 79098 Freiburg,
Tel 0761-3689510


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