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Hillyer Art Space Presents Urban Mapping: Public Space Through the Lens of Contemporary Iranian Artists Group Exhibition

Photo courtesy of Hillyer Art Space.

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On view through Sunday, October 29, 2017.
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Hillyer Art Space presents the exhibition Urban Mapping curated by Gohar Dashti. Featuring photography and video installations, Urban Mapping examines the concept of public space from the perspectives of ten Iranian artists. Training their cameras on urban landscapes and interiors, the artists evoke the turmoil of revolution and challenge the boundary between individual and collective experience. Throughout the months of September and October, Hillyer will present a series of public programs to support this exhibition, including artist talks, panel discussions, performances, and more. A compplete list can be found at hillyerartspace.org/ urbanmapping.

Urban Mapping curated by Gohar Dashti
Featuring photography and video installations, Urban Mapping: Public Space Through the Lens of Contemporary Iranian Artists examines the concept of “Public Space” from the viewpoint of the artist. The collective experience of Iranian citizens has been subject to political and social transformations. The works in this exhibition are not only documented narratives of urban life, but also an artistic reflection of life experiences in Iran.

Featured artists:

  • Saba Alizadeh
  • Raoof Dashti
  • Arash Fayez
  • Ghazaleh Hedayat
  • Rana Javadi
  • Mehran Mohajer
  • Siavash Naghshbandi
  • Hamed Noori
  • Behnam Sadighi
  • Mehdi Vosoughnia

About the curator:
Gohar Dashti, born 1980 in Ahvaz, Iran, is a photographer and video artist. In her practice, she explores social issues through the lens of history, culture, sociology, and anthropology. Growing up during the Iran-Iraq war, Dashti draws on her generation’s experiences of conflict and social upheaval in her work. Dashti holds an MA in Photography from the Fine Art University of Tehran (2005). She has participated in a number of art residences and scholarships including MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH, USA (2017), DAAD award, UdK Berlin, DE (2009-2011); Visiting Arts (1Mile2 Project), Bradford/London, UK (2009) and International Arts & Artists (ArtBridge), Washington DC, USA (2008). Dashti’s works have been exhibited in museums, festivals, and biennales around the world, and are held in a number of collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum (UK), the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (JP), the National Gallery of Art (USA), and the Kadist Art Foundation (FR).

Hillyer Art Space is located at 9 Hillyer Ct. NW.