Major exhibition of Contemporary Iranian video art to conincide with the MOP CAP Finalists' Exhibition – 01/10/2009
Magic of Persia is presenting a pioneering exhibition of video work by 14 Iranian artists, in the RCA's Henry Moore Gallery. Curated by Dr Sami Azar, former director of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, the show is the first time that contemporary Iranian video artists have been shown on such a scale in London. Established names such as Farideh Lashai and Avish Khebrezadeh, will be displayed alongside emerging video artists, providing a rare opportunity to view the diversity of current Iranian video art.
The 14 Video Artists are:
“Facts and Illusions” will be launched with a champagne breakfast, as part of the Frieze VIP programme, at the RCA 10am - 12pm on Thursday 15th October 2009. The exhibition will conclude with a private cocktail party on Saturday 17th October 2009, 6pm – 9pm at the RCA.
Dr. Alireza Sami Azar
Art historian and architect Alireza Sami Azar was director of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts from 1999 to 2005, and teaches at the Mahe-Mehr Institute for Culture and Art. British-educated, he holds a PhD in architecture and was Professor of the faculty of Fine Arts at Tehran University. During his time at the Museum of Contemporary Arts, Sami Azar curated numerous exhibitions and was responsible for the promotion of many Iranian artists onto the international art scene.
The artists’ works will be on sale with 50% of the proceeds being donated to Magic of Persia’s art and education initiatives.
Read more at www.magicofpersia.com/events/FactsAndIllusions.php