8 March - 3 April
Opening Party 8 March at 17 - 22
Artist Talk 9 March at 15:30 - 21
Performance 9 March at 18
Roda Sten 1
SE-414 51 Goteborg, Sweden
Iran holds one of today's most thriving, yet controversial art scenes, as it has been a ground for production of exoticist commodities. This has often given rise to ideological and commonsensical understandings of the country and its multi-layered problematics: history and heritage, current state of affairs, transitional phases, turmoil, resistance, egalitarian movements, gender issues, exile and the role of art.
The event Disturbing the Public Opinion, through works and actions of its participants, whom live or have lived in Iran, challenges the aforementioned planes and their legitimacy. It sheds new light and offers a critical reading of the broad spectrum of issues and concerns.
The audience encounters diverse forms of expression, such as drawing, painting, performance, theatre, film, video, found and altered objects, action, photography, poetry and more.
Maryam Amini, Mojtaba Amini, Anonymous, Mehraneh Atashi, Fereydoun Ave, Negar Behbahani, Forough Farrokhzad, The Feminist School of Iran, Parastou Forouhar, Farhad Fozouni, Hengameh Golestan, Kaveh Golestan, Arash Hanaei, Elika Hedayat, Bahman Kiarostami, Amir Mobed, Mandana Moghaddam, Ardeshir Mohasses, Mana Neyestani, Nazanin Pouyandeh, Neda Razavipour, Jinoos Taghizadeh, Mohammad Yaghoubee and ‘In Roozha’ theatre ensemble.
Disturbing the Public Opinion is curated by Barbad Golshiri.
The event is made possible through the generous support of the Region Vastra Gotaland's and the City of Goteborg's Cultural Affairs Committee, in cooperation with the Consultant Intercultural Affairs, Kultur i Vast, ABF Gothenburg, and Aaran Art-Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
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