Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran (Works)

Selected Works

Barbad Golshiri Jxalq [(d3ælgh) v.t. & i. act of creating a masturpiece], 2006. Video still, endless loop, ed. of 5 (+1 AP). Barbad Golshiri Jxalq [(d3ælgh) v.t. & i. act of creating a masturpiece], 2006. Video still, endless loop, ed. of 5 (+1 AP).
Installation view, west and north wall: Siamak Filizadeh, Barbad Golshiri, Bita Fayyazi, Ala Dehghan. Installation view, west and north wall: Siamak Filizadeh, Barbad Golshiri, Bita Fayyazi, Ala Dehghan.
Installation view, east and south wall: Bita Fayyazi, Sadegh Tirafkan, Farshid Maleki, Rokni Haerizadeh. Installation view, east and south wall: Bita Fayyazi, Sadegh Tirafkan, Farshid Maleki, Rokni Haerizadeh.
Installation view: Bita Fayyazi in foreground, Sadegh Tirafkan, Farshid Maleki, Ramin Haerizadeh. Installation view: Bita Fayyazi in foreground, Sadegh Tirafkan, Farshid
Maleki, Ramin Haerizadeh.
Installation view, project space: Shahab Foutohi, Amirali Ghasemi. Installation view, project space: Shahab Foutohi, Amirali Ghasemi.
Mohsen Ahmadvand Untitled, 2009. Mixed media on cardboard, 16.1 x 11.8 in. Mohsen Ahmadvand Untitled, 2009. Mixed media on cardboard,
16.1 x 11.8 in.
Mohsen Ahmadvand Untitled, 2009. Mixed media on cardboard, 16.1 x 11.8 in. Mohsen Ahmadvand Untitled, 2009. Mixed media on cardboard,
16.1 x 11.8 in.
Mohsen Ahmadvand Untitled, 2009. Mixed media on cardboard, 16.1 x 11.8 in. Mohsen Ahmadvand Untitled, 2009. Mixed media on cardboard,
16.1 x 11.8 in.
Devil & Mohsen Ahmadvand Untitled, 2009. Mixed media on cardboard, 16.1 x 11.8 in. Devil & Mohsen Ahmadvand Untitled, 2009. Mixed media on cardboard,
16.1 x 11.8 in.
Ala Dehghan I am Not Here, 2008. Mixed media on paper, 16 x 11.5 in. Ala Dehghan I am Not Here, 2008. Mixed media on paper, 16 x 11.5 in.
Ala Dehghan The Complete Scenery, 2008. Mixed media on paper, 16 x 11.5 in. Ala Dehghan The Complete Scenery, 2008. Mixed media on paper,
16 x 11.5 in.
Ala Dehghan, from the series Hands, 2008. Mixed media on paper, 9.5 x 6.25 in. Ala Dehghan, from the series Hands, 2008. Mixed media on paper,
9.5 x 6.25 in.
Ala Dehghan Everything is Going to be Dark, 2008. Mixed media on paper, 16 x 11.5 in. Ala Dehghan Everything is Going to be Dark, 2008. Mixed media on
paper, 16 x 11.5 in.
Bita Fayyazi Crows, 1998-2009. Fiberglass, metal wire, acrylic paint, 8-10 in tall (each). Bita Fayyazi Crows, 1998-2009. Fiberglass, metal wire, acrylic paint, 8-10 in tall (each).
Siamak Filizadeh Untitled, (from Bread and Butter series), 2008. Digital inkjet on canvas, 29 x 39 in, edition of five. Siamak Filizadeh Untitled, (from Bread and Butter series), 2008. Digital inkjet on canvas, 29 x 39 in, edition of five.
Siamak Filizadeh Untitled, (from Bread and Butter series), 2008. Digital inkjet on canvas, 39 x 29 in, edition of five. Siamak Filizadeh Untitled, (from Bread and Butter series), 2008. Digital
inkjet on canvas, 39 x 29 in, edition of five.
Siamak Filizadeh Untitled, (from Bread and Butter series), 2008. Digital inkjet on canvas, 29 x 39 in, edition of five. Siamak Filizadeh Untitled, (from Bread and Butter series), 2008. Digital inkjet on canvas, 29 x 39 in, edition of five.
Mohsen Ahmadvand Direct Negotiation, 2007. Video loop, 8 min, ed. of five (+2 AP). Mohsen Ahmadvand Direct Negotiation, 2007. Video loop, 8 min, ed. of five (+2 AP).
Amirali Ghasemi Coffee Shop Ladies (series of 15 images) 2004. Digital C-print, 11.75 x 15.75 in. Amirali Ghasemi Coffee Shop Ladies (series of 15 images) 2004. Digital C-print, 11.75 x 15.75 in.
Amirali Ghasemi Coffee Shop Ladies (series of 15 images) 2004. Digital C-print, 11.75 x 15.75 in. Amirali Ghasemi Coffee Shop Ladies (series of 15 images) 2004. Digital C-print, 11.75 x 15.75 in.
Amirali Ghasemi Coffee Shop Ladies (series of 15 images) 2004. Digital C-print, 11.75 x 15.75 in. Amirali Ghasemi Coffee Shop Ladies (series of 15 images) 2004. Digital C-print, 11.75 x 15.75 in.
Amirali Ghasemi Coffee Shop Ladies (series of 15 images) 2004. Digital C-print, 11.75 x 15.75 in. Amirali Ghasemi Coffee Shop Ladies (series of 15 images) 2004. Digital C-print, 11.75 x 15.75 in.
Barbad Golshiri Jxalq [(d3ælgh) v.t. & i. act of creating a masturpiece], 2006. Video still, endless loop, ed. of 5 (+1 AP). Barbad Golshiri Jxalq [(d3ælgh) v.t. & i. act of creating a masturpiece], 2006. Video still, endless loop, ed. of 5 (+1 AP).
Ramin Haerizadeh # 12, 2008. C-print, 39.5 x 56.25 in, ed. of 10. Ramin Haerizadeh # 12, 2008. C-print, 39.5 x 56.25 in, ed. of 10.
Rokni Haerizadeh Life on DIVV's Trunk I, 2008. Oil on canvas, 78.75 x 118 in. Rokni Haerizadeh Life on DIVV's Trunk I, 2008. Oil on canvas, 78.75 x 118 in.
Rokni Haerizadeh Washing the Coffee House Painting, 2008. Oil on canvas, 78.75 x 118 in. Rokni Haerizadeh Washing the Coffee House Painting, 2008. Oil on canvas, 78.75 x 118 in.
Khosrow Hassanzadeh Untitled (from the series Guys in the Neighborhood), 2007. Acrylic on canvas, 76 x51 in. Khosrow Hassanzadeh Untitled (from the series Guys in the
Neighborhood), 2007. Acrylic on canvas, 76 x51 in.
Farshid Maleki Untitled 8, 2006. Pen and ink on paper, 13.5 x 19.5 in. Farshid Maleki Untitled 8, 2006. Pen and ink on paper, 13.5 x 19.5 in.
Farshid Maleki Untitled 3, 2006. Pen and ink on paper, 13.5 x 19.5 in. Farshid Maleki Untitled 3, 2006. Pen and ink on paper, 13.5 x 19.5 in.
Farshid Maleki Untitled 6, 2006. Pen and ink on paper, 13.5 x 19.5 in. Farshid Maleki Untitled 6, 2006. Pen and ink on paper, 13.5 x 19.5 in.
Farshid Maleki Untitled 2, 2006. Pen and ink on paper, 13.5 x 19.5 in. Farshid Maleki Untitled 2, 2006. Pen and ink on paper, 13.5 x 19.5 in.
Sadegh Tirafkan Sacrifice, 2003. 3 channel video, looped, approx. 7 min. Sadegh Tirafkan Sacrifice, 2003. 3 channel video, looped, approx. 7 min.

Mohsen Ahmadvand, Ala Dehghan, Bita Fayyazi, Siamak Filizadeh, Shahab Foutohi, Amirali Ghasemi, Barbad Golshiri, Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Khosrow Hassanzadeh, Farshid Maleki, Sadegh Tirafkan

Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
May 14 – July 10, 2009

Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran Press Release

The exhibition focuses on the post revolution generation in Tehran; home to a large, self-sustaining, vibrant and progressive art community. Drawn in by art’s intrinsic, hermetic codes – both visual and formal – its space is sought out by an astounding number of students for its ability to allow for expression. Multiple media spanning from more traditional forms to graphic design and video are employed and included in this presentation.

The contemporary in the Islamic Republic is characterized, in its majority, by suspension and mutual tension, where neither party, state nor individual, can move too much or overstep their boundaries for fear of upsetting the balance. Iranian culture itself is defined by a long-term perspective and resistance, not short-term conflict. Thus, the resulting art is not blatantly revolutionary in either method or purpose, but rather uses humor as a trenchant tool; finally, it is this very tautness in society and psyche, that makes for a rich and fertile field, nurtured rather than stifled or limited, by its contradictions.

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