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"Looped and Layered" in New York: A Selection of Contemporary Art from Tehran

Mohsen Ahmadvand, Ala Dehghan, Bita Fayyazi, Siamak Filizadeh, Shahab Foutohi, Amirali Ghasemi, Barbad Golshiri, Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Khosrow Hassanzadeh & Farshid Maleki, Sadegh Tirafkan

work of Siamak Filizadeh

May 14 - June 27, 2009
Thomas Erben Gallery
526 West 26th Street, floor 4
NEW YORK, NY 10001

work of Sadegh Tirafkan

The exhibition focuses on the post revolution generation in Tehran; home to a large, self-sustaining, vibrant and progressive art community. Drawn in by art's intrinsic, hermetic codes - both visual and formal - its space is sought out by an astounding number of students for its ability to allow for expression. Multiple media spanning from more traditional forms to graphic design and video are employed and included in this presentation.

work of Ramin Haerizadeh

The contemporary in the Islamic Republic is characterized, in its majority, by suspension and mutual tension, where neither party, state nor individual, can move too much or overstep their boundaries for fear of upsetting the balance. Iranian culture itself is defined by a long-term perspective and resistance, not short-term conflict. Thus, the resulting art is not blatantly revolutionary in either method or purpose, but rather uses humor as a trenchant tool; finally, it is this very tautness in society and psyche, that makes for a rich and fertile field, nurtured rather than stifled or limited, by its contradictions.


work of Mohsen Ahmadvand

work of Ala Dehghan

work of Barbad Golshiri

work of Amirali Ghasemi

work of Bita Fayyazi

wok of Farshid Maleki

work of Khosrow Hassanzadeh

work of Rokni Haerizadeh

work of Ramin Haerizadeh

... Payvand News - 05/18/09 ... --

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