Works by American and Iranian artists at Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art
Works of a number of
Iranian artists are juxtaposed with works by twenty four international artists
to showcase manifestation of contemporary art in the form of painting,
sculpture, photography, video art, performance, and installation and to
make spectators experience this diversity of sensitivities and multiplicity of
The Reflecting Pool - Bill Viola
Apocalypse - Behroz Daresh
Ahmad Nadalian - Freed Fish
Work and Life - Susan Lacy
Neither are ethnic differences involved nor similarities stressed. Neither is the domain of art a battleground nor a field for competition. The artists employ a special language to express themselves, Their environment, and the cosmos. What matters to Them most is to express and to communicate. Art, from this perspective, is a bridge between the artist and spectators. Abridge connects two sides without any preference for either. It is the connector of divisions that ignores deep gorges, tumultuous waters, and cars and express trains. Art has the same function. Similar to a bridge, art is made of different materials and in various forms. Hence, the best approach is to put evaluation aside and enjoy, learn from, contemplate about, and explore art and become sensitive to art works.
Works of four international artists, i.e. Bill Viola, Susan Lacy, Masami Teraoka, and Jerri Allyn, as well as works of twenty photographers from Minnesota, have been brought to Iran by Marjan Khoshbakhti (Vayghan) and Gary Hallman, respectively. We appreciate all efforts made by these curators and participating artists.
Marching Waitresses - Jerri Allyn
Four projects by Ahmad Nadalian presented in this exhibition are: Red People, Freed Fish, Cylinder seals and River Art.
In his recent trip in
See the exhibition at: http://www.riverart.net/exhibitions/index.htm
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