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Portraits: Reflections by Emerging Iranian Artists

Curated by Roya Khadjavi Heidari + Massoud Nader

Rogue Space Chelsea, New York, NY

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 announce 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, New York.

 

With a catalogue featuring acclaimed scholar and Co-founder  + Editor of the bilingual magazine TehranAvenue, Sohrab Mahdavi, the exhibition highlights paintings, photography, sculpture, mixed media, and video works by artists including Mohsen Ahmadvand, Samira Alikhanzadeh, Mojtaba Amini, Reza Azimian, Nasser Bakhshi, Dadbeh Bassir, Bahar Behbahani, Babak Bidarian, Majid Biglari, Hossein Edalatkhah, Sara Ghanbari, Dariush Gharahzad, Sepanta Ghassemkhani, Naghmeh Ghassemlou, Mohammad Hamzeh, Farsad Labbauf Mehdi Mirbagheri, Alishia Morassaie, Ahmad Morshedloo, Amir Mousavi, Jason Noushin, Morteza Pourhosseini, Amirhossein Radaie, Leyli Rashidi, Arash Sedaghatkish, Jinoos Taghizadeh, and Sadegh Tirafkanmany of whose works have never before been exhibited in the United States. 

 

Sponsored by ArteEast, ArtTable, City Gallery & Framing, Iranian-American Women’s Foundation, Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), patrons and collectors Anahita Rahimzadeh + Amir Khajehnouri, Rogue Space Chelsea, The Committee, and AKArt Advisory, the Host Committee includes Azita Aghravi, Maryam Ayromlou, Sanam Akhlagh, Negin Baradari, Iman Bacodari, Jeyran Ghara, Marjan Ghara, Tamilla Ghodsi, Laya Khadjavi, Nazgol Saati, and Nassrin Iromloo Zahedi.

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Preview: September 17, 2014

Press Preview 5-6pm [Press RSVP HERE]

Vernissage 6-9pm 

 

Exhibition: September 18 - 29

11am-6pm

 

Panel Discussion: September 21, 2014, 4-6pm

Anne Barlow, Executive Director, Art in General

Bahar Behbahani, Artist

Layla S. Diba, Independent Curator and Art Advisor

Mahnaz Fancy, Executive Director, ArteEast

 

Artist Talk: September 28, 2014, 1-3pm

Farsad Labbauf, Artist 

 

Location

Rogue Space Chelsea

508 West 26th Street, NYC

 

Media Contact 
Ricky Lee, The Committee
ricky@thecommitteenyc.com

 

Sponsorship + Partnership Contact
Amy Kisch, AKArt Advisory

amy@AKArt.com

Lizzie Jones, AKArt Advisory
info@AKArt.com

 

Sales Contact

Roya Khadjavi Heidari

royakhadjavi@gmail.com

 

Massoud Nader, Co-Curator
Massoudnader@aol.com 

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