An exhibition entitled "Unexposed" will be on view in Athens showcasing works by 40 young women artists from Iran. "Unexposed" has been previously exhibited in Brussels in November 2012, and after Athens, the exhibition will also go on display in Warsaw.
Curated by Feri Malek-Madani, "Unexposed" shows a variety of works inspired by currents in the art world and diverse techniques: Embroidery, painting, collage, sports photography...
Presented by Elaheh Gallery in Tehran and Art Cantara non-profit organization in Brussels, the exhibition showcases works by 40 young Iranian women artists aged between 20 and 40: Samin Abarghoee, Alieh Abedini, Sara Abri, Asareh Akasheh, Mina Anousheh, Homa Ardakani, Maryam Ashkanian Ganjeh, Maryam Avarzamani, Sepideh Behzadi, Soudeh Davoudnouri, Fariba Dehghanizadeh, Sanaz Dezfoulian, Reyhaneh Hosseini, Banafsheh Jahangiri, Shiva Kalamian, Mahdokht Kasaee Nasab, Hoda Kashiha, Atefeh Khas, Zahra Maddah, Maryam Majd, Jina Moddaress Gorji, Neda Moeen Afshari, Sahar Mokhtari, Neda Moradi, Elham Mossadegh, Maryam Mouliayee, Mona Najafizadeh, Shiva Nouran, Sepideh Nour Mohammadmanesh, Shadi Naviani, Pouneh Oshidari, Delara Pakdel, Farnaz Rabieejah, Mehri Rahimizadeh, Hengameh Sadri, Sahar Salehi, Fatemeh Saviz, Shima Sohrabi, Zahra Tabatabaee and Atoosa Vahdani.
Bringing together no less than 40 young women artist from Iran,Unexposed gives you an arty sneak peek into the Iranian society of today.
Each of the participating artists is a woman born, raised and practicing her art in Iran. When these conditions were first published and artists were asked to apply, no less than 400 stepped forward. So we probably don't need to tell you that the road leading to the final 40 participating in the exhibition wasn't an easy or a straight one.
Curator Fery Malek-Madani is happy though:
"These artists have grown up within the Islamic Republic of Iran and yet, their art is universal. That's why we decided not to chose a central theme. Together with each artist, we chose two existing works to be shown during the exhibition. The only prerequisite being that the works had never been shown to the public before."
"What this exhibition and the time I have spent with each one of these young artists gives to me is hope. The sky is clearing, the hurricane is behind us. Blue skies await the country and this younger generation of Iranians. Above all, what will come after the storm is the rebirth."
Premiering in Brussels the exhibition will move on to Athens, to be shown there from February 18 to March 31, 2013. The exhibition will then take off to Warsaw, where it will be open for the public from April 15th till June 15th 2013.
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