Va Project

Possible Worlds
Contemporary Art from Iran

Venue: Kunstraum Potsdam (Potsdam, Germany)

Vernissage: 14.07.17, 7 pm
Exhibition run: 15.07. – 27.08.17
Video program and round table 16. July, from 4 pm

Artists:
Mona Aghababee, Mojtaba Amini, Serminaz Barseghian, Samira Eskandarfar, Barbad Golshiri. Shahryar Hatami, Hoseyn Hoseyni, Iman Izadinia, Javad Modaresi, Arya Tabandehpoor, Jinoos Taghizadeh, Hoda Zarbaf

Guest Curator: Dr. Nicoletta Torcelli
Associate Curator: Samira Hashemi (Va Space, Isfahan, Iran)
Video Program: Amirali Ghasemi (New Media Society, Teheran, Iran)

Curator’s Note:
We live in a world of contradictions and ambivalence. Nothing is impossible, but not everything is possible. This apparent paradox offers art ample space. The Potsdam exhibition concentrates on current creations by artists who live in Iran. A number of them have been presenting their work worldwide for years now; others are still unknown. 12 positions – 12 POSSIBLE WORLDS. The images, sketches, videos and installations are expressions of personal experience, collective memories, conceptual questions and shared living environments.
The programmatic title POSSIBLE WORLDS primarily makes reference to art’s ability to create parallel worlds next to the actual one: metaphoric worlds, utopias and dystopian models and scenarios. Often subversive strategies play a role here. The presented works are surreal and ironic, refined and sensual, emblematic and symbolic as well as poetic and political.

Sponsored by: Stadt Potsdam, Hypo Kulturstiftung, Mohsen Gallery, Pejman Foundation