Framer Framed is proud to announce the opening of the exhibition “Speaking from the Heart: The Polemic Sensibility from Iran“, on the 27th of September in Amsterdam.

The exhibition space Castrum Peregrini will host the works of artists who are affiliated with the Azad Art Gallery in Tehran.

The participating artists are: Mehraneh Atashi, Navid Azimi Sajadi, Mahmood Bakhshi, Masoumeh Bakhtiary, Majid Fathizadeh, Parastou Forouhar, Farhad Fozouni, Ghazaleh Hedayat, Taha Heydary, Melodi Hosainzadeh, Katayoun Karami, Aria Kasaei, Majid Korang Beheshti, Azadeh Madani, Amir Mobed, Mehran Mohajer, Masoumeh Mozafari, Homan Nobakht, Sara Roohisefat, Atefeh Samaei, Rozita Sharafjahan, Mohamad M. Tabatabaei.

This group exhibition offers these artists from Iran, a podium, and the Dutch public, the chance, to become acquainted with Iranian contemporary art.

The opening of the exhibition will take place on Friday the 27th of October, at 6:00 pm. Doors will open at 5:00 pm, at Castrum Peregrini.

*There will be a special event, every Tuesday evening at 8:00 pm, during the exhibition, including: Mezrab Storytelling and On File, a showing of the documentary “Daughters of Malakeh”, lectures by the curator and participating artists, debates on current events, middle eastern politics and art.

Participants include: Kitty Zijlmans (Professor of Contemporary Art History, University of Leiden), Reza Abedini (Graphic Artist and Artistic Director of the Azad Art Gallery), Peyman Jafari (Researcher, University of Amsterdam), Shervin Nekue (Political Scientist), Jet Homoet (Film-maker), Sahand Sahebdivani (Storyteller), Paul Aarts (Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam), and Sharog Heshmat Manesh (Film-maker and Lecturer at the Amsterdam University of Applies Sciences).