Ich sehe, ich bin

  • Artists:
    Shirin AbediniradSamira EskandarfarMandana Moghaddam
  • Date:
    16.2. to 17.3.2018
  • Venue:

Over the course of several years, Iranian cinema has established its own unique and relevant voice on the global stage. Compared to cinema, however, Iran has yet to develop an established history of video art, and the genre is still a new phenomenon for Iranian artists—only recently emerging in the ’90s. It was during this time that Shirin Neshat, an Iranian born artist, successfully straddled two cultures and received world recognition for her video, film, and photography. Examining the trajectory of Iranian video art, the main question posed in this exhibition asks: What is the nature of contemporary video art as it has developed in the new millennium in Iran?

I SEE, I AM seeks to recognize three artists working to shape Iran’s canon of video
art. This exhibition is a product of focused research on artists who use video to
demonstrate a concrete artistic individuality. The exhibition focuses three women
whose works serve to illuminate patterns, changes, and developments in Iranian
contemporary video art. The videos further introduce character that is independent
from cinema and other art genres. The artsits works are not culturally explicit, but
conjure cross-cultural themes.

The exhibition features a selection of video works, that are on view in the show INBETWEEN
(Part II): SO FAR at the museum Mana Contempoary, New Jersey, since October 2017–Karimi´s second exhibition there that provides an overview of contemporary art from Iran.

Shirin Abedinirad, Passage, 2015

Samira Eskandarfar, A Dowry for Mahrou, 2006, Video still

Mandana Moghaddam, Chelgis III, 2007, Video still

Ich sehe, ich bin

  • Artists:
    Shirin AbediniradSamira EskandarfarMandana Moghaddam
  • Date:
    16.2. to 17.3.2018
  • Venue:

Over the course of several years, Iranian cinema has established its own unique and relevant voice on the global stage. Compared to cinema, however, Iran has yet to develop an established history of video art, and the genre is still a new phenomenon for Iranian artists—only recently emerging in the ’90s. It was during this time that Shirin Neshat, an Iranian born artist, successfully straddled two cultures and received world recognition for her video, film, and photography. Examining the trajectory of Iranian video art, the main question posed in this exhibition asks: What is the nature of contemporary video art as it has developed in the new millennium in Iran?

I SEE, I AM seeks to recognize three artists working to shape Iran’s canon of video
art. This exhibition is a product of focused research on artists who use video to
demonstrate a concrete artistic individuality. The exhibition focuses three women
whose works serve to illuminate patterns, changes, and developments in Iranian
contemporary video art. The videos further introduce character that is independent
from cinema and other art genres. The artsits works are not culturally explicit, but
conjure cross-cultural themes.

The exhibition features a selection of video works, that are on view in the show INBETWEEN
(Part II): SO FAR at the museum Mana Contempoary, New Jersey, since October 2017–Karimi´s second exhibition there that provides an overview of contemporary art from Iran.