Urban Mapping: Public Space Through the Lens of Contemporary Iranian Artists
An exhibition that explores aspects of the Iranian experience through photography and video art by ten artists focusing on using urban space as a nexus of social communication and political transformation.
Feb 6 - May 16, 2021
Urban Mapping: Public Space Through the Lens of Contemporary Iranian Artists shines a light on aspects of the Iranian experience normally hidden from the outside world by focusing on public and private spaces. Comprised of 40 photographs and four video installations, the exhibition features the work of 10 essential voices in contemporary Iranian art who explore the notion of urban space as a nexus of social communication and political transformation; a place where personal and collective identity converge.
Featured artists: Saba Alizadeh, Raoof Dashti, Arash Fayez, Ghazaleh Hedayat, Rana Javadi, Mehran Mohajer, Siavash Naghshbandi, Hamed Noori, Behnam Sadighi, and Mehdi Vosoughnia.
Curated by Gohar Dashti and organized by Allison Nance, IA&A at Hillyer. Toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art presentation organized by Julie Ganas, curator of programming.