Va … Unfailing Memory (زوال ناپذیری حافظه)
Press release: Unfailing Memory installations – Screenings – discussions 12/25 June 2015 in Freiburg, Germany Organizers Municipal Cinema in cooperation with artline Art Magazine, Kunstverein Freiburg e. V. and Theater im Marienbad Supported by: Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa), Cultural Department of the City of Freiburg, Sparkasse NördlicherBreisgau, Va Space and Aaran Art Gallery
Including Artists: Faraz Anoushepour, Mehraneh Atashi, Morteza Basravi, Azin Feizabadi, Amirali Ghasemi,Morvarid Ghasemi-Rahni, Ahanita Hekmat, Atefe Mahdiani, Payam Mofidi, Shirin Mohammad, Pooya Razi, BaharSamadi, Zeinab Shahidi
Project Manager: Nicoletta Torcelli Curator: Samira Hashemi
Which living traces leave behind words, place and events? How is memory passed on, Transformed and repressed – from day to day, from person to person, from generation to generation?
The English word “unfailing” has several meanings in German. It stands for the reliable and infallible as well as for the relentless and inexhaustible. The works on show draw on this whole spectrum of meaning, The Persistence of Memory That is always offset with on equal persistence of forgetting and remembering MIS. Each work in its own way articulates The Possibility of restoring forgotten and failed individual and collective memories.
Unfailing Memory presents videos by 14 Iranian artists in four different venues in Freiburg. Video Works are in different formats with installations in two exhibition spaces in the gallery and screenings at the movie theater and public space. They are paired off or grouped based on the commonality of thematic Approaches and the dialogue is generated between fact / among them. Works in Unfailing Memory collectively highlight the paradox of the conjoined persistence of remembering and forgetting.
12:06:15 18:00 clock, gallery old Wiehrebahnhof Vernissage with video installations by Mehraneh Atashi and Zeinab Shahidi
19:30 clock, Municipal Cinema video art program in the cinema hall with works by Faraz Anoushepour, Ahanita Hekmat, Pooya Razi, Payam Mofidi and Bahar Samadi. Followed by a discussion with the curator Samira Hashemi and Iranian guests
13:06:15 18:00 clock, Kunstverein Freiburg e. V. Vernissage with video installations by Ahanita Hekmat and Shirin Mohammad
19:30 clock, Theater im Marienbad “Conference of the Birds” by Azin Feizabadi. Deuschland / USA / Iran 2011 HD, 48 min. Subsequently, a panel discussion with the curator Samira Hashemi (Isfahan) and the invited artists Azin Feizabadi (Berlin), Morvarid Ghasemi-Rahni (Tehran), Ahanita Hekmat (Paris), Atefeh Mahdiani (Isfahan) and Shirin Mohammad (Tehran). Moderation Nicoletta Torcelli
22:00 clock, downtown Freiburg / Commercial Bach Gerberau outdoor Vernissage of video projections in public space on the commercial Bach Gerberau with ArbeitenvonMorteza Basravi, Amirali Ghasemi, Morvarid Ghasemi and Atefe Mahdiani
15:06:15 19:30 clock, Municipal Cinema “Cryptomnesia” of Azin Feizabadi. Germany, 73min, HD ,, 2014 Followed by a discussion with the artist
artline Art Magazine Island 3 / Gerberau Video projections daily 21:00 – 23:00 clock Municipal theater / gallery age Wiehrebahnhof Urachstr. 40 Exhibition daily 14: 00-24: 00 clock except Sat: 08: 00-24: 00 clock Kunstverein Freiburg e. V. Dreisamstr. 21 Exhibition Tue – Sun 12:00 – 18:00 clock, Wed 12:00 – 20:00 clock Theater im Marienbad Marienstr.
Municipal cinema: http://www.koki-freiburg.de
Kunstverein Freiburg: http://www.KunstvereinFreiburg.com
Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations: http://www.ifa.de
Theater im Marienbad: http://www.marienbad.org
Artline Art Magazine: http://artline.org
Aaran Gallery: http://www.aarangallery.com
Va Space: http://www.spacevaspace.com