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BEYOND THE EXHIBIT I / 2018 (Germany)


  • 7 January 2018
  • 21 January 2018
  • 18:00
  • 18:00




BEYOND THE EXHIBIT I Katharina Maria Raab Gallery in Germany 

Contextualising Emerging Iranian Artists 

The exhibition project Beyond the Exhibit I. Contextualizing Emerging Iranian Artists introduces young Iranian artists born after the Islamic Revolution of 1978/1979. All participants have completed a university and try to work as full-time artists. Most came to Tehran from other cities; six participants live elsewhere: in Karaj, Kerman and Isfahan. In the selection of the artists less their exhibition biography played a role, but rather the presence of a socialization in their works. The title of the exhibition indicates that the project goes beyond the mere presentation of artistic works. All exhibition contributions are accompanied by interviews with the participants, initiated, directed and filmed by the artist Shahram Entekhabi. These video clips shed light on the respective artistic career, the social position of the artist, the conditions of production and their theme world. Beyond the Exhibit is planned as a continuous series of exhibition projects in various locations in Germany and abroad.

Shaghayegh Ahmadian from northern Iran criticizes the formal and subject canon of the country's academic training company. After her law studies Negar (Zahra) Alemzade Gorji turned exclusively to art and questioned stereotypical gender roles. Mustafa Choobtarash from Dezful on the Persian Gulf is working on the effects of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war. Negar Ghiamat addresses the vulnerability of man and nature. Fahimeh Haghighi lives in Isfahan and works as a teacher with marginalized children on the margins of society, to whom she gives a face in her painting. Sarah Hosseini Sefiddashti from Isfahan's photorealistic paintings deals with the situation of women in public places, especially with a large number of acid attacks in Isfahan and their psycho-social impact on society. Mehrdad Jafari focuses on his drawings and installations decision-making processes about migration. In his spatial experiments in the medium of painting, Alireza Nekouei deals with isolation and exclusion in society. Roohangiz Safarinezhade leads a consumer-critical discourse and addresses the impact of industrial society on the environment. A frequent topic of Rene Saheb are formulas of communication and language barriers. The photographic works of Farzin Shadmehr show women beyond traditional role models: athletes and the disabled. Shahryar Rezaei from the desert town of Kerman works on the subject of rural migration and migration.