A Bridge Between You and Everything: An Exhibition of Iranian Women Artists will run from November 7-24 at the High Line Nine in Chelsea.
The show will feature painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and video from both emerging and established artists who began working in the aftermath of the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Embracing themes of identity, repression, storytelling and memory, these women – living in Iran and the diaspora – confront the complexities of cultural duality and the nuances of an evolving artistic discourse.
Shirin Neshat is an internationally renowned, Iranian-born, New York-based artist whose work includes film, video and photography. Her art explores issues of nostalgia, displacement and gender politics through a narrative that is both personal and poetic. She is a recipient of the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award (2014), winner of the Silver Lion for best director at the 66th Venice Film Festival (2009), and recipient of the International Award of the XLVIII Venice Biennale (1999). A comprehensive retrospective of her career will open at The Broad in LA in October 2019.
Participating artists include: Ala Dehghan, Afruz Amighi, Afsoon, Bahar Sabzevari, Hadieh Shafie, Hoda Rostami, Laleh Khorramian, Nazanin Noroozi, Parastou Forouhar, Raha Raissnia, Roya Farassat, Sepideh Salehi, Shahrzad Changalvaee, Shiva Ahmadi, Soudeh Davoud.
The Center for Human Rights in Iran is a NY-based nonpartisan and nonprofit organization working to protect basic rights and freedoms in Iran and promote cultural tolerance and understanding. Proceeds from the sale of works will benefit the Center's Arts & Culture and Disability Rights programs. (iranhumanrights.org)