Thursday, May 5, 2011

Neither Here Nor There

I've passed by Dar Al Fuoon yesterday to check out an exhibition curated by Simin Dehghani titled Neither Here Nor There.  The exhibition brings together the work of Iranian artists Peyman Houshmandzadeh, Nima Alizdeh, Shantia Zakerameli, Adel Younesi, Rosita Sharafjahan, and Afshin Chizari whom each express displacement, culture shock, denial, and other psychological reactions to the environment in which their subjects have suddenly found themselves. My favorite pieces were by Rosita Sharafjahan where she used a series embroidery on printed fabric (shown here below and the first photo). My second favorite pieces were the oil on canvas paintings by Adel Younesi. If you have the time today, go check it out.  The event will be on until May 19th.   

5 comments:

Fustany said...

Amazing work!

LWDLIK said...

Sounds and looks like an interesting exhibit. May I share?

Confashion said...

Fustany
Looks even 10 times better up close <3

LWDLIK
Of course! :) Thank YOU for sharing :)

Ghadah said...

Ooh, your photos look better than mine :)! Didn't you just want to get in there and (in a very good way) take pull all the embroidery apart? The works just sparked my carnal instincts and THIS close was never close enough!

Confashion said...

Ghadah
Thank you ;) It's such an honor to have a great (and one of my favorite) artists commenting on my blog :)
LOL! The irani's are really talented! And what I love about their artwork is that it's always related to their culture. Unlike most artists in the region where their work is usually borrowed, very creative, but does not stem from within... u know?

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