Monday, September 15, 2014

Portraits: Reflections by Emerging Iranian Artists Exhibition at Rogue Space September 17-29, 2014

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Portraits: Reflections by Emerging Iranian Artists
Exhibition at Rogue Space
September 17-29, 2014
On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the opening of the exhibition Iran Inside Out at the Chelsea Museum in 2009 and on the first anniversary of Iran Modern, which debuted at the Asia Society in 2013, curators Roya Khadjavi Heidari and Massoud Nader are pleased to present Portraits: Reflections by Emerging Iranian Artists, a groundbreaking group show which will further shed light on, and explore, Iran's contemporary art scene by showcasing work by over 20 young Iranian artists who were raised, educated, and born there. The exhibition will be on view from September 17 to September 29, 2014 at Rogue Space Gallery, located at 508 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001.

Portraits: Reflections by Emerging Iranian Artists will include paintings, photography, sculpture, mixed media, and video works by Ahmad Morshedloo, Alishia Morassaie, Arash Sedaghatkish, Babak Bidarian, Bahar Behbahani, Dadbeh Bassir, Hossein Edalatkhah, Jinoos Taghizadeh, Morteza Pourhosseini, Nasser Bakhshi, Samira Alikhanzadeh, Sepanta Ghassemkhani, among others, many of whose works have never before been exhibited in the United States.

"Despite all it's societal and political challenges of the past thirty years, which led the country into isolation, Iran has experienced an artistic revival that has defied all expectation, yet the work of most emerging artists is still unknown in the United States," say Heidari and Nader. "It is for this reason that we began this project with the hope of bringing awareness to our U.S. audience, and to familiarize them with this new body of work."

Press + VIP Reception
Wednesday, 9.17, 5-6pm

Opening Reception
Wednesday, 9.17, 6-9pm

Panel Discussion
Anne Barlow, Executive Director, Art in General
Bahar Behbahani, Artist
Layla S. Diba, Independent Curator and Art Advisor
Mahnaz Fancy, Executive Director, ArteEast
Sunday 9.21, 4-6pm

Artist Talk
Farsad Labbauf, Artist
Sunday 9.28, 1-3pm

Rogue Space
508 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

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