Image: Pantea Karimi, Connected, 2009

Background Image: Pantea Karimi, Connected, 2009

Traces of Being: Iran in the Passage of Memories explores the primacy of personal memory against a backdrop of divergent cultural experiences and collective histories. These memories capture more than moments in time-they bear witness to unprecedented change and inspire new interpretations of the past, which, in the end, create Traces of Being.

This exhibition, [will be held in Los Angeles and] curated by Shervin Shahbazi, features new mixed media and installation-based works by Pantea Karimi, Hushidar Mortezaie, Amitis Motevalli, and Fereshteh Toosi.

We invite you to bring your own ephemera, such as written accounts, objects, or images, to add to our interactive time line of Iran’s contemporary history from 1979 to 2009.

Future programs include a panel discussion with the artists and a sneak peek of Robert Adanto’s new documentary film about contemporary women artists from Iran.

An illustrated catalogue for the exhibition will be available in October.

Exhibition: September 10 – November 21, 2009
Artists Reception: Saturday, September 12, 6:00 – 10:00 PM

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