Organized By parkingallery Projects
in collaboration with Aaran art gallery, Mooweex.com, Saroseda
For five days, through January 11th – 16th, 2013 Aaran Gallery will host a series of events and screenings of videos, experimental films, animations and sound pieces and performances. The program hours will be from 3 to 8 PM everyday.
Stay tuned and come back for more details soon, the festival’s website will also get a huge update in a short covering its archive past three editions since 2007.
INVISIBLE PRESENT at OSU, COLUMBUS
Curator: Amirali Ghasemi
Please join us on Monday, October 29th to watch experimental video works from Iran. Invisible present is an ongoing curatorial project by Parkingallery Projects -Tehran, curated by Amirali Ghasemi. An evolving video program which transforms & manifest itself in various formats from screenings, collaborations, talks and installations wherever it roams. The invisible present tries to be a small introduction of a vibrant new wave in Iranian video art scene, and to highlight the use of various disciplines and different medias, from experimental films to animations and from performance to photography.
Artists included in Invisible Present, Columbus are Saba Alizadeh | Golnaz Esmaili | Hadi Fallahpisheh | Omid Hashemi | Anahita Hekmat | Zeynab Izadyar | Allahyar Najafi | Shady Noyani | Amirali Mohebbinejad | Ali Momeni | Golrokh Nafisi | Tara Najd Ahmadi | Ramin Rahimi | Sona Safaei | Bahar Samadi | Zeinab Shahidi Marnani
The program has been shown in cultural Institutions and different cities in Brazil as a part of the exhibition Iranian Pulse and now is on tour in galleries & experimental spaces in North America. Invisible Present’s screening at Ohio State University is co- sponsored by Department of Art, Middle East Studies Department and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Department.
Poster designed by Arash Khosronejad
Time: 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm
Hagerty Hall (Room 180)
1775 College Rd
Columbus, OH 43210
THE INVISIBLE PRESENT – curated by Amirali Ghasemi – Parkingallery Projects, Tehran
with a special performance by musical guest, Cookie Tongue
Friday Oct. 5th, 2012 – 8 pm
$5 @ door
Artists’ Television Access
992 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
The Invisible Present is an ongoing screening program selected from Parkingallery project’s video archive, The Tehran based video archive initiated since 2004 include emerging artists from Iran and elsewhere. The series is conceptualized and curated by Amirali Ghasemi of Parkingallery in Tehran and it introduces the vibrant new wave video art scene in Iran. The San Francisco edition of the program highlights the use of various disciplines, such as narrative fiction, documentary, experimental, animation, performance and photography. The artists—most of who are younger than 35—work within Iran and across the globe. The Invisible Present sheds light on a generation that can not be plainly defined and is often harshly targeted internationally; a generation which seeks to be present and exercise their significant liberty to experiment, while being invisible to many.
Part of Me is performance, part of me is poetry, and part of me is pain, pain that may not have visible symptoms. My part here is to deliver nothing spectacular, but something delicate enough to be rendered in Turbulence mode we are in. There are things that cannot be said aloud — no manifesto can handle the light weight of the message — the message cannot be broadcast nor encoded to be safe; and sound is the void…. The part curated by Amirali Ghasemi includes works by
Mohammad Abbasi, Erfan Abdi, Makan Ashgvari, Ghazaleh Bahiraie, Amir Bastan, Pouya Ehsaei, Golnaz Esmaili, Bahar Fattahi, Arvin H. Kamal, Tala Madani, Mahan Moalemi, Amirali Mohebbinejad, Photomat, Bita Razavi & Jaakko Karhunen, Sona Safaei, Mohsen Saghafi, Ali Samadpour, Mamali Shafahi, Melika Shafahi, Melodie Zad, Zoha Zokaei, and Niloufar Zolfaghari.
Mise en abyme is a stand-in for the void, a figure opening the subjective fissures of national states, and performatively destabilizing positions of power — the “I”s are focused on the potentialities of arousals and upheavals. The program curated by Sandra Skurvida features works conditioned by the aporias of recent social, political, and ideological insurrections around the world and with reflection on Iran:
But not all parts are those of art.As Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri suggested in their recent Declaration, engaged practice“allows usto turn our attention away from the video screens and break the spell the media hold over us. It supports us to get out from under the yoke of the security regime and become invisible to the regime’s all-seeing eye. It also demystifies the structures of representation that cripple our powers of political action.”
THE INVISIBLE PRESENT
Curated by Amirali Ghasemi/Parkingallery Projects, Tehran
The Invisible Present organized by Sanaz Mazinani and presented by Stephen Bulger Gallery, is the first screening of Iranian video art in Toronto. The series which was conceptualized and curated by Amirali Ghasemi of Parkinggallery in Tehran introduces the vibrant new wave video art scene in Iran. This particular program of two forty minute presentations highlights the use of various disciplines, such as narrative fiction, documentary, experimental, animation, performance and photography. The artists—most of whom are younger than 35—work within Iran and across the globe. The Invisible Present sheds light on a generation that can not be plainly defined and is often harshly targeted internationally; a generation which seeks to be present and exercise their significant liberty to experiment, while being invisible to many.
The program will be followed by a Question & Answer period with Curator, AmirAli Ghasemi and artists, Mani Mazinani, Taimaz Moslemian and Sona Safaei.
+ Launch of photocopy version of Mehrabad Special in the occasion of the exhibition Control Tower curated by Amirali
Friday April 13th, 2012. from 5 pm at Fravahr Gallery, Tehran
in collaboration with Aksbazi.com and New-Bookz and guest contributions by Shahab Tondar, Peyman Shafieezadeh, Ayeh Rahimi, John Mattavousian, Golrokh Nafisi, Martin Shamounpoor, Delbar Shahbaz, Daryoush Raad, Alyar dastgiri, Hilda Hekmat, Haleh Ghasemi, Marjan Andaroudi, Mojtaba Adibi, Mona Abbaspour, Ghazaleh Bahiraie, Shilan Borhani, Yashar Lavaei, Mostafa Amini, Alma Sinai, Arash Naimain, Niloufar Nedaie, Anita Esfandiari, Ali Ettehad, Tehran Carnival, Omid Balaghati, Mehrabad Project, Anahita Hekmat,Mahta Saghafi, Hossein Tonfagdar and Amirali Ghasemi
The online version will be launched soon with more pages and more colors, so stay tuned!
Momentgraphy A project by Yaxer Brad, poster designed by Amirali Ghasemi
Momentgraphy, a collective photography curated by Yaxer Brad was on view on parkingallery projects from Monday 12th to 24th March 2012. It brought together 137 individual who responded to Brad’s call to capture one moment all at the same time, wherever they are located on the face of the earth and exactly on Saturday, April 16th -2011 sharp at 4:00 pm GMT.
Momentgraphy is born on Sunday [ 16/4/2011], at 04.00pm GMT, with 137 participated from all over the world. Wherever they were, whatever they were doing.
The idea is based on curiosity, life style and social activities…
Here we are going to exhibit various places, views, activities,at the same moment in different places…!
On (photo) paper, Without Name is parkingallery’s 2nd group show based on an open call and the anonymity of the participants … this time after the first successful show, On paper, Without Name, which happened in Nov 2011. the exhibition is dedicated to photography. Participants were asked to submit a 30×45 cm photograph each. they are also encouraged to swap their images and the prices were kept fixed and at an affordable rate of only 25 euros. The show opened on Thursday 15th of March 2012 and will be on for two weeks by appointment.
Please write to email@example.com or call +9821 88977343 to book.
Other calls will be published in the near future for upcoming projects … so stay tuned, and Happy New Iranian Year to Everybody.
Last Friday Parkingallery project was turned into a “German Language Class” which is happening only 2 session each season. Shahab Anousha and Martin Shamoonpour in their clever and hilarious due – performance, were engaging the audience ( aka students ), in many levels, the serious plot which reveals itself in a parallel narration of simultaneous switches between Persian( performed by Shamoonpour) and German ( performed by Anousha ). Yet they aren’t easygoing teachers and aks for constant attention of the crowd, often asking them to repeat the new words with correct pronunciations. The class ended by putting up a caricature Auction of the picture drawings on the walls for relatively lowest prices you can imagine.
Junction Box 13 International Artists in Tehran Curated by Amirali Ghasemi
Anke Schuettler | Emanuele Rodo | Matteo Rovesciato | Youmna Chlala | Jeanno Gaussi | Cem Kaya | Melanie Schlachter | Cedric Bomford | Junichiro Ishii | Wolfram Hann | Friederike Berat | Gisa Schraml
| Nicolas Wiese
When you open a junction box’s cover, you might face a complex combination of wires, panels and electronic boards which you have no immediate idea about, especially if your electrician wasn’t very organized and tasteful. You will see buttons and fuses, to turn on and off a part of a system or all of it as a whole… few of those also might leave you in the dark, as they are also switching off the right above your head. Turning on your flashlight, what can seen at a glance is that there a high amount of energy circuits around ane each wire branches and may lead us to far away, many kilometers away…
But all and all are here in front of us, they pass through this very box, a slice of now. Incomparable to any other Junction box. What’s important in understanding this crucial moment is to remove the cover of the box in Tehran to look inside.13 artists who took part in this independent exhibition, each share their unique experience, from poetry and film-making to kick boxing and from carpentry to graphic design performance and sound installation.
This time in Tehran, there was an attempt to transfer something meaningful beyond the “cut” and “paste” routine, to tickle the viewer curiosity while staying away from being exotic and typical. Most of the works are being shown for the 1st time and/or specially has been created for this show. Choosing two alternative professional gallery spaces and one experimental project space suites that purpose, to a great degree.Amirali Ghasemi/ August 2011
Poster and invitation card designed by Homa Delvaray
Catalogue designed by Kianoush Tanha
No. 1, Fourth Milad Alley, Milad St. Dadman Blvd. Shahrak-e Gharb, Tehran
Tel: 88579726 www.parkingallery.com
Opening: Friday 5th of August, 3-7 pm
No 42, Mina Blvd. Nurbakhsh St. Farzan Alley, Naji Alley, Zafar(Dastgerdi) Ave. Modarres Highway, Tehran.
Tel: +9821 2225 5354 www. Mohsengallery.com
Opening: Friday 5th of August, 4-8 pmAtbin Art Gallery
No .42, Khakzad st. Touraj st. Valisar Ave. (Parkway Crossing)
Tel: +98 21 26210395 www.atbingallery.com
Opening: Friday 5th of August, 5-9 pm
Independent art space for new media | Tehran | Iran