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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.

Oct 3, 2020 - Jan 17, 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 spacesComprised 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 include Saba Alizadeh, Raood Dashti, Arash Fayez, Ghazaleh Hedayat, Rana Javadi, Mehran Mohajer, Siavash Naghshbandi, Hamed Noori, Behnam Sadighi, and Mehdi Vosoughnia.

Urban Mapping: Public Space Through the Lens of Contemporary Iranian Artists is curated by Gohar Dashti and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C. Presentation at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) is organized by Julie Ganas, curator of programming.

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Related press releases

‘Urban Mapping: Public Space Through the Lens of Contemporary Iranian Artists’ Opens This Fall at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Announces Upcoming 2020 Exhibition Schedule


Urban Mapping in the press

The Red Book Magazine included Urban Mapping in its November 2020 issue.

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