exhibition for the benefit of the Omid-e-Mehr Foundation
June 21-29 2008 - Focus Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE
Please join Maneli Keykavoussi and Isabelle van den Eynde on Saturday 21 June
2008 at 7pm at a reception and private view of HOPE, an exhibition of
contemporary Iranian art for the benefit of the Omid-e-Mehr Foundation.
Shahriar Ahmadi, Samira Alikhanzadeh, Masoud Ansari, Pooya Aryanpour, Fereydoun
Ave, Shahpari Behzadi, Morteza Darehbaghi, Mostafa Dashti, Reza Derakhshani,
Hossein Edalat Khah, Mohammad Ehsai, Golnaz Fathi, Bita Fayyazi, Shadi Ghadirian,
Kaveh Golestan, Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Rodin Hamidi, Khosrow
Hassanzadeh, Reza Hedayat, Peyman Houshmanzadeh, Abbas Kiarostami, Farideh
Lashai, Reza Lavasani, Hossein Maher, Kouchna Navabi, Shirin Neshat, Fereydoun
Omidi, Nasser Ovissi, Afshin Pirhashemi, Bijan Rafaty, Azadeh Razaghdoost,
Arnaud Rivieren, Ghass Rouzkhosh, Iman Safai, Maryam Shirinlou, Parviz Tanavoli,
Sadegh Tirafkan, and Marjan Vahid.
to download the exhibition catalogue, which shows all the works of art, prices
and biographical information about the artists.
Munis and Revolutionary Man by Shirin Neshat
HOPE is an exhibition at the Focus Art Gallery in Dubai which is organised by
Maneli Keykavoussi and Isabelle van den Eynde in collaboration with the
Omid-e-Mehr Foundation (Iran) and the Omid Foundation (United Kingdom). The Omid
organisation was established by London based psychotherapist Marjaneh Halati in
2004. Its mission is to strengthen the social, emotional and economic
competencies of disadvantaged young women in Iran. Omid's clients are young
women, aged fifteen to twenty five, who have been abused, neglected or cast from
their families. Through a holistic program of care, counselling, education,
training and job placement, the lives of these young women are transformed.
All the works of art exhibited have been donated to Omid. One hundred percent of
the sales proceeds will thus go to support Omid's programs and activities.
Despite their past difficulties, and the obstacles still facing them, Omid's
young clients have dreams like all of us. They yearn to participate in life, and
to make meaningful contributions to the world around them. Through this
exhibition you have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the
lives of these young women.
to access Omid's website in order to find out more about our programs and how
you can get involved.
to download Omid's latest annual report.
From Zoorkhaneh series by Sadegh Tirafkan
Our special thanks go to the artists who so generously donated their works. But
none of this would have been possible without the dedication, expertise and
support of the large number of persons who dedicated themselves to this
endeavour. We need to single out our appreciation for the contributions of
Farhad Bakhtiar, Tessa de Caters, Farbod Dowlatshahi, Camelia Esmaili, Isabelle
van den Eynde, Farhad Farjam, Mohammadreza Ghaem-Maghami, Hengameh Golestan,
Maneli Keykavoussi, Nazanin Paykarara, Baha Sadat-Tehrani and Ralph Worthington.
On behalf of all the girls in our care, a big thank you.
Untitled by Mohammad Ehsai
Sunday to Thursday, 11am to 7pm.
reception and sales enquiries
Heech by Parviz Tanavoli
FOCUS ART GALLERY, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, UAE.
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