April 16 - June 27, 2008|
Wednesday, April16, 5:30 -7:30pm
The Location of Identity
Wednesday, May 14, 7:00-9:00pm
BYO Brown Bag Lunch Discussion at SFAC Gallery
Thursday, May 22, 12:00-1:00
, Morteza Khaki, Meysam Mahfouz,
Amir H. Fallah,
Elhum Amjadi, Naciem Nikkhah, and
The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery is pleased to present
After the Revolution, a groundbreaking group exhibition of contemporary
photography by Iranian artists from Tehran and California as part of our ongoing
Art at City Hall program.
After the Revolution is the first substantial exhibition mounted in the
US featuring photography by young emergisng artists from Tehran. In addition,
the work from Tehran will be exhibited alongside photographs by emerging artists
of Iranian decent living in California, thus creating a rich dialogue around the
hopes and concerns of Iranians and the Iranian Diaspora. After the
Revolution will feature approximately 100 photographs by the participating
artists. The artists, all under the age of 40, were born around or after the
1978 Iranian Revolution.
After the Revolution will be located at San Francisco City Hall, the
seat of local government and a premiere venue for the exhibition of artworks
engaged in a civic dialogue. America's current political relationship with Iran
is strained at best, and it is important during these tense times to reflect on
the human experience. Contemporary art is a powerful tool to break down barriers
and bring to light common experiences while celebrating disparate perspectives.
It is evident in the photographs featured in After the Revolution that
these young artists are grappling with a society caught between traditional
values and contemporary innovation. The work highlights both the distinction
between public and private spaces, as well as the specific nature of public and
private expression within Iranian culture.
This exhibition is supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission,
PhotoAlliance and Grants for the Arts.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 8pm, admission is free to the public
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