ArteEast, in association with the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI), invite you to join us for an artist-led tour of A Bridge Between You and Everything: An Exhibition of Iranian Women Artists, curated by renowned visual artist Shirin Neshat
Featuring nearly 100 works by 13 contemporary Iranian women artists including Ala Dehghan, Afruz Amighi, Afsoon, Bahar Sabzevari, Hadieh Shafie, Laleh Khorramian, Nazanin Noroozi, Parastou Forouhar, Roya Farassat, Sepideh Salehi, Shahrzad Changalvaee, Shiva Ahmadi, and Soudeh Davoud.
The tour will be led by participating artists, including: Afruz Amighi, Shahrzad Changalvaee, Ala Dehghan, Roya Farassat, Nazanin Noroozi, and Bahar Sabzevari.
Saturday, November 16, 2019
High Line Nine Gallery
507 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
Curator Shirin Neshat is an Iranian-born artist, photographer and filmmaker who lives and works in New York. Exploring issues of nostalgia, displacement and gender politics, she has been the recipient of the Praemium Imperiale (2017), the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award (2014), the Silver Lion for best director at the 66th Venice Film Festival (2009), the Hiroshima Freedom Prize (2005) and the Golden Lion Award—the First International Prize at the 48th Venice Biennale (1999). Her work has been featured in exhibitions at The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, as well as many other prominent museums and galleries worldwide.
“Many of the artists have led a nomadic life and so their work merges Eastern and Western imagery and ideologies and many portray a resolved or unresolved relationship to their native country and to their host country…almost all look at sexual identity, repression, religion and memory,” said Neshat.
Nicky Nodjoumi, a prominent Iranian-born, New York-based artist, is artistic advisor for the exhibit. He has been instrumental in guiding the CHRI’s art initiatives, and served as curator for its 2017 exhibit Beyond the Ban.
Partial proceeds from the sales of art from A Bridge Between You and Everything will benefit the Center’s Arts and Culture program, which seeks to promote artistic freedom and cross-cultural understanding, and its Disabilities Rights program.
A Bridge Between You and Everything
High Line Nine
507 W 27th St, New York City
Exhibition is open for viewing November 7-24, 2019, Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm
About The Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI)
Founded in 2008, the Center for Human Rights in Iran is a New York-based independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit organization working to protect rights and freedoms in Iran and foster cultural tolerance and understanding.
Founded in 2003, ArteEast is a leading New York-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to engaging a growing audience with the contemporary arts from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and its diaspora. Through public programming, strategic partnerships, and dynamic online publications, ArteEast is a forum for critical dialogue and exchange aimed at supporting the development of a sustainable MENA art sector.
Image Credit: Sepideh Salehi, Mehr from School series. 2016, ink, pencil, and collage on paper, 10 x 7 inches