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After the Revolution: Contemporary Photography from Tehran and California

April 16 - June 27, 2008
Location: City Hall, San Francisco

Artist Reception: Wednesday, April16, 5:30 -7:30pm
Panel Discussion: 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

Mahboube Karamli

Elhum Amjadi

Morteza Khaki

Amir H. Fallah

Participating Artists:

Tehran-  Mahboube Karamli, Parham Taghioff , Morteza Khaki, Meysam Mahfouz, Mehraneh Atashi

California- Amir H. Fallah, Shadi Yousefian, Elhum Amjadi, Naciem Nikkhah, and Parisa Taghizadeh

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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