Join IAAB and 21 Iranian artists from around the world to explore Iranian identity, tradition and stereotypes.
Multi-media exhibitions in DC,
Curators: Narges Bajoghli, Nikoo Paydar, Maryam Ovissi, and Leyla Pope
CONTEMPORARY ART OF
A Multi-media Visual Art Exhibition
IRANIAN ALLIANCES ACROSS BORDERS (IAAB)
WHEN: FRIDAY, JUNE 22 - SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 2007
The gallery will be closed the week of July 4th
Located 1 block west of the Ballston Metro. $3 garage parking available during weekday hours.
Garage parking open late and FREE during Opening Reception & Panel discussion
Gallery Hours: Wed.-Fri. (11am-7pm); Sat. (11am-2pm) Wheelchair access
Web: http://www.arlingtonarts.org/ellipseartscenter.htm www.iranianalliances.org/art.htm
International Array of Iranian Artists Explore Identity, Tradition and Stereotypes
"Recess of a journey part one #3" by Afarin Rahmanifar
EVENTS: OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, June 21st, 6-9pm
THE POWER OF A CLICHÉ: A Panel Discussion
Thursday, July 19th, 7-9pm
Panelists Include: Maymanah Farhat, ArteEast Editor; Leyla Pope, TRANSFORM/NATION
Co-curator; Haleh Anvari, TRANSFORM/NATION Artist
ENCHANTED STRINGS: Persian Classical Music Ensemble
Thursday, July 12th noon-1pm
ARTISTS: Samira Abbassy, USA; Haleh Anvari, Iran; Kaya Behkalam, Germany; Mina Ghaziani, Iran; Pantea Karimi, USA; Bani Khoshnoudi, France; Haleh Niazmand, US; Amir Rad, Iran; Afarin Rahmanifar, USA; Jairan Sadeghi, USA; Samineh Sarvghad, Iran; Farideh Shahsavarani, Iran; Samira Yamin, USA; Siamak Nasiri Ziba, Iran
Work of Haleh Anvari
Since the 1979 Revolution, Iranians have been in a state of perpetual transition and transformation. The dramatic end of the Shah's rule, the creation of the Islamic Republic, and the eight year Iran-Iraq war, have all contributed to the creation of one of the fastest growing diasporas in recent history. Nearly 30 years later, in an era dominated by the U.S.-led 'War on Terror,' contentious notions of the 'Axis of Evil,' and heightened global anxiety over Iran's nuclear ambitions, Iranians in Iran and those outside of its borders are finding themselves in the throes of individual, local, national and global tensions -- they are expressing their experiences and views in new and compelling ways.
Despite living in an environment
where self-expression is limited and government censorship is often physically
palpable, it is the young people of
TRANSFORM/NATION offers the unique
opportunity for these culturally related, but geographically separated,
communities to interact with one another via simultaneous exhibits in
TRANSFORM/NATION runs through
Saturday, August 4, 2007.
Established in 2003, Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB) is a DC based non-profit, non-partisan organization with a mission to strengthen the Iranian diaspora community and empower its youth. IAAB does this through its exhibitions, international conferences, youth leadership camps and unique online resources that connect Iranians across various borders. For more information about IAAB: www.iranianalliances.org.
Jim Byers - 703-228-1847
Iranian Alliances Across Borders - 901-240-0255
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