Oct. 3, 2014
LOCUS: UPCOMING IRANIAN ARTISTS ABROAD
Locus: Upcoming Iranian Artists Abroad, 3 Oct-22 Nov 2014
GEMAK developed the exhibition together with visual artist and upcoming curator, Pendar Nabipour (Teheran, 1985). Locus focuses on artists of the Iranian post-revolution baby-boom generation (2/3 of the Iranian population) and the impact of ‘locus’ (place) on their artistic practise.
Pendar Nabipour: “While the Iranian art scene has been seeking more and more interactions with the global art scene during the recent decade, many Iranian artists have left home to collect experiences outside of the local boundaries. This situation provides a good opportunity for a two way dialogue between the expat artist and the hosting country, and also a chance for the Iranian artists to narrate their stories, exploring new territory in new ways.”
Artists: Siamak Anvari, Ehsan Behmanesh, Mahmoud Bakhshi, Ehsan Fardjadniya / Pirate Cinema (with special thanks to: Philip Gladek, Martin Boverhof & Bas Klompmaker), Farhad Fazouni, Pendar Nabipour, Arefeh Riahi, Celia Eslamieh Shomal, Amir Tirandaz, Hamed Yousefi, Joubin Zargarbashi, Mehregan Kazemi, Reza Abedini (graphic design)