Urban Hegemony project is about the rapid urban changes in cities of Iran and the socio-political implications of these transformations. Urban Hegemony project addresses the formation processes of urban spaces which has the potentiality of making new ideologies and lifestyles for citizens.
"Urban Hegemony" discusses how city can define and imply the narrow border between citizenship and non-citizenship, between order and chaos and also between legal and illegal.
“Urban Hegemony” starts from Tehran and one of the most important streets of Middle East called “Enqelab” which literary means “Revolution”. If we say Tahrir Square for Cario, and Taqsim Square for Istanbul, for Tehran then we would have Enqelab Square(Street) which represents -as Asef Bayat in his book “Life as Politics” asserts- the “street politics of exceptional junctures, the street of discontent” but after 2009 the municipality of Tehran configured Enqelab street space in a way to minimize the social interaction of the citizens. Enqelab Street exhibition reflects the reactions of Iranian contemporary artists Majid Alimoradpour, Negar Farajiani, Amir Farsijani, Milad Hooshmandzadeh, Omid Mehdizadeh,Mehrdad Mirzaei, Masih Mostajeran, Seyed Ali Sharifi, Mohsen Yazdipour and Saba Zavarei to the recent urban changes of “Enqelab Street”.
Majid Alimorad Poor
Seyed Ali Sharifi
Program throughout the exhibition:
Opening: 13 November, 6pm
Exhibition Tour with Curator: 20 November, 6 pm
Panel Discussion: Dr. Kathrin Wildner, 26 November, 6 pm
Book Release: 26 February 2016
(Further information would be released through website of SCC & ZKU)
This exhibition was initiated as part of #Urban Hegemony project run by Studio For Contemporary Creation