The Invisible Present
Video Program Curated by Amirali Ghasemi/Parking Projects, Tehran
With works by:
Naghmeh Abbasi | Makan Ashgvari | Tehran Carnival | Amin Davaei | Elham Doust Haghighi | Samira Eskandarfar | Golnaz Esmaili | Ali Farkhonde | Factory’s Garden | Amirali Ghasemi | Anahita Hekmat | Zeynab Izadyar | Arash Khakpour / Arash Radkia | Payam Mofidi | Amirali Mohebbinejad | Nassrin Nasser | Tara Najd Ahmadi | Shadi Noyani | Ramin Rahimi | Shirin Sabahi | Hamed Sahihi | Bahar Samadi | ICY & SOT | Sona Safaei | Nikou Tarkhani | Niloufar Zolfaghari
The invisible present tries to be a small introduction of a vibrant new wave in Iranian video art scene, and to highlight the use various disciplines and different medias, from experimental films to animations and from performance to photography. Most of the artists are aged below 35 and they’re not only chosen from the Iranians who live inside the country but from a wider network across the globe.The invisible present tend to shed light on a generation which still isn’t clearly defined and often hardly targeted internationally and may be it’s their strong point to be present with their significant liberty to experiment while being wisely invisible to many.
The Invisible Present initially was curated as a part of exhibition IRANIAN PULSE Contemporary Iranian Photography and videos, by the invitation of Marc Pottier the General curator and was shown for the 1st time in Rio de Janeiro at Oi Futuro, Flamengo in Sep – Oct 2011 and will be touring in other Brazilian cities such as Soa Paulo and Brasilia.
Amirali Ghasemi Aug 2011