On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the opening of the exhibition Iran Inside Out at the Chelsea Museum in 2009 and on the first anniversary of Iran Modern, which debuted at the Asia Society in 2013, curators Roya Khadjavi Heidari and Massoud Nader announce Portraits: Reflections by Emerging Iranian Artists, a groundbreaking group show which will further shed light on, and explore, Iran’s contemporary art scene by showcasing work by over 20 young Iranian artists who were raised, educated, and born there. The exhibition will be on view from September 17 to September 29, 2014 at Rogue Space Gallery, located at 508 West 26th Street, New York, New York.
With a catalogue featuring acclaimed scholar and Co-founder + Editor of the bilingual magazine TehranAvenue, Sohrab Mahdavi, the exhibition is sponsored by ArteEast,ArtTable, City Gallery & Framing, Iranian-American Women’s Foundation, Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), patrons and collectors Anahita Rahimzadeh + Amir Khajehnouri, Rogue Space Chelsea, The Committee, and AKArt Advisory. Currently on the Host Committee are Azita Aghravi, Maryam Ayromlou, Sanam Akhlagh, Negin Baradari, Iman Bacodari, Jeyran Ghara, Marjan Ghara, Tamilla Ghodsi, Laya Khadjavi, Nazgol Saati, and Nassrin Iromloo Zahedi.
Panel Discussion: September 21, 2014, 4-6pm
Anne Barlow, Executive Director, Art in General
Bahar Behbahani, Artist
Layla S. Diba, Independent Curator and Art Advisor
Mahnaz Fancy, Executive Director, ArteEast
Artist Talk: September 28, 2014, 1-3pm
Farsad Labbauf, Artist