DePaul Art Museum > Exhibitions > Iran Inside Out: Homeland and Diaspora in Contemporary Iranian Art
Newsha Tavakolian, Maria, 2007. Photograph. Courtesy of Aaran Gallery, Tehran
Abbas Kowsari, Masculinity, 2006. Photograph. Courtesy of Aaran Gallery, Tehran
Farhad Moshiri and Shirin Aliabadi, Hejab Barbie, from Operation Supermarket Series, 2006. Inkjet print. MAC Collection, Dubai
Jinoos Taghizadeh, Rock Scissors Paper, 2009. Lenticular print. Courtesy of Aaran Gallery, Tehran
Pooneh Maghazehe, Hell’s Puerto Rico, 2008. Performance still, digital c-print. Courtesy of Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York
Installation view at the DePaul University Art Gallery
The turbulence and complexity of present-day Iran and its relation to the West are evidenced in recent work by thirty-six artists, twenty-one residing in Iran and the remainder in diaspora. The exhibition ranges from traditionally informed paintings to video installations, and from stridently political images that address current events to lyrical and nostalgic references to peace and stability. Organized by Chelsea Art Museum, Home of the Miotte Foundation, New York.Artists include Shirin Aliabadi, Shirin Fakhim, Golnaz Fathi, Bita Fayyazi, Siamak Filizadeh, Daryoush Gharahzad, Barbad Golshiri, Arash Hanaei, Khosrow Hassanzadeh, Abbas Kowsari, Behdad Lahooti, Farideh Lashai, Farhad Moshiri, Behrang Samadzadegan, Arash Sedaghatkish, Vahid Sharifian, Jinoos Taghizadeh, Newsha Tavakolian, Samira Abbassy, Shiva Ahmadi, Shoja Azari, Caraballo-Farman, Ala Ebtekar, Alireza Ghandchi, Pooneh Maghazehe, Nicky Nodjoumi, Sara Rahbar, Mitra Tabrizian, and Darius Yektai.