Wednesday, November 4, 2009

What To Do? Wednesday's Pick: A Collective Narrative of Tehran

Posted By on Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 1:04 PM

click to enlarge tehran.jpg

"One Day: A Collective Narrative of Tehran" @ Intersection For The Arts

Taraneh Hemami of San Francisco and Ghazaleh Hedayat of Tehran teamed up to curate "One Day: A Collective Narrative of Tehran," describing life in the city through the eyes of its artists. The show (at Intersection For the Arts) acknowledges the ephemeral quality of a place that has been exciting and volatile through the years. Aside from Hemami, who was born in Tehran and came to the United States in 1978 to attend college, the participating artists reside in Tehran. Using photography and mixed media, they present work that responds to daily life in Iran, illustrating culture in a city of almost eight million people filled with variables and contradictions. Viewers may recall Hemami from her beautiful Transcendence installation at YBCA this spring, which was a response to war and strife in the Middle East. Three prayer rugs, pointing east, were constructed of shattered glass and ashes. The paradisiacal tree of life was detailed on the rugs in blue, orange, and clear glass. Her sharp, aesthetically gorgeous social commentaries are well complemented by the work of her colleagues, and further illuminate life in a country so physically distant but constantly present in our news.

A free opening reception starts at 7 p.m.

  • Pin It

Tags: , , ,

About The Author

Tara Jepsen

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook

Slideshows

  • Arcade Fire at Shoreline
    Arcade Fire opened their US tour at Shoreline Amphitheater to a full house who was there in support of their album "Reflector," which was released last fall. Dan Deacon opened the show to a happily surprised early audience and got the crowd actively dancing and warmed up. DEVO was originally on the bill to support Arcade Fire but a kayak accident last week had sidelined lead singer Mark Mothersbaugh and the duration of the west coast leg of the tour. Win Butler did a homage to DEVO by performing Uncontrollable Urge.
  • Comic Con 2014

    Comic book enthusiasts, Cosplayers, TV and movie fans, and celebrities descended to sunny San Diego for the annual gathering at Comic-Con International.

    Whether hitting up a panel to check out The Simpson's announcement of a cross over with Family Guy or Futurama. Or hearing a new movie with Sam Raimie based on a video game or accidentally rubbing shoulders with Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) in cosplay, being a cosplayer, San Diego Comic-Con is the place to be. Photographs by Christopher Victorio