Video art group exhibition
Curated by Hamed Dehqan
Mehrneh Atashi | Arash Fayez | Anahita Hekmat | Gelareh Khoshgozaran | Sanaz Mazinani | Shirin Sabahi
Free Zone is a collection of video art that are the works of people outside iran whom live and work in the geographically different whereabouts. Their life experiences in the conditions that included diverse cultural, social and political matters in regard to their background which they have represented them via the medium of video in their works. This collection aims to reflect the properties that are related to the concept of locality as a lifespan with a focus on the video medium as a visual memory.
In the works of these artists, the nature of localite which is subordinate to geography and includes specific borders for it is questioned repeatedly and a definition of locality is provided by challenging a solid and integrated concept of localite and place of the free zone. The definition of the word Free Zone, the contemporary terms of it is the one in which the artists is aware of his/her placement and use it in line with the development and expansion of it outside of local frameworks.
With the aim of inquisition in the relation of these artists with their life position and by taking advantage of their artworks, this collection points to the interspatial and interregional relationships and the matters like multi identities, the way of interaction with cultural, geographical and historical complexities that are resulted from relocations and migrations plus the interspatial relationships from the past to present.
Opening: Feb 19 , 2016
The exhibition will be continued up to Feb 24th, 2016.