Burnt Generation: Contemporary Iranian PhotographyApr 21 — Jul 10, 2016

  • Gohar Dashti, Iran Untitled, 2013
  • Azadeh Akhlaghi, By an Eye Witness, Taghi Arani, 2012
  • Newsha Tavakolian, Look, 2013
  • Sadegh Tirafkan, Body curves, 2003
  • Abbas Kowsari, Shade of Earth Talaiye, South of Iran, 2008

Azadeh Akhlaghi 
Gohar Dashti   
Shadi Ghadirian 
Babak Kazemi  
Abbas Kowsari
Ali Nadjian and Ramyar Manouchehrzadeh
Newsha Tavakolian
Sadegh Tirafkan

This group exhibition seeks to convey the variety of ways in which decades of political unrest and social upheaval have impacted the Iranian people through a mix of documentary photography, portraiture and fine art photography. Moving through urban and rural locales, the exhibition will offer a rare opportunity to set aside the stereotypical, mediated imagery of Iran and enter directly into the worlds of artists who have lived and worked in the country. Many of the images featured in the exhibition have not previously been displayed in the United States. This exhibition is produced by Candlestar, a cultural consultancy based in London and is curated by Fariba Farshad, Director of Candlestar.

The 2015-2016 season is sponsored by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, the Abramson Arts Foundation, and Nixon Peabody LLCP.

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