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California State University, L.A. to exhibit Contemporary Iranian Photography


Date: April 8, 2014

Source: Tavoos

California State University, L.A. will host an exhibition of contemporary Iranian photography scheduled to open on April 12, 2014, at the Fine Arts Gallery of California State Los Angeles.


Curated by Abbas Daneshvari, Simin Dehghani, and Marjan Asgari, the exhibit showcases works by a group of Iranian contemporary photographers such as Mohammad Ghazali, Shirin Aliabadi, Parastou Forouhar, Peyman Hooshmandzadeh, Sadegh tirafkan, and others…

According to the California State University, L.A.`s website, “this exhibit is of paramount importance as during the last decade, the Iranian photographers have become a significant part of the contemporary art scene. Iranian photographers have become a major vehicle of expressing the complexity of Iranian culture today. They have through a labyrinthine system of signs and symbols managed to express the complexity of a civilization with ancient pre-Islamic roots and presently an ambivalent relationship with Arab-Islam. The sophistication of their art bespeaks of the inherent conflicts in the Iranian zeitgeist. In fact, Iranian photography, far more than Iranian Painting or sculpture deals with such sensitive issues as identity, gender, history, and the role of language in constructing  Truth and reality.”

“Contemporary Iranian Photography” will be on view until May 7, 2014, at the Fine Arts Gallery of Cal State L.A., USA.