May 14 - June 18, 2022
Curated by Minoosh Zomorodinia
Between Lands features the work of nine Iranian and US-based artists who offer new perspectives on the notion of place and examine our relationships to landscape through the lens of personal and collective histories. The artists chosen for this show consider our attachments and anxieties in relationship to land and home when there is a loss caused by war, fire, displacement, or other disaster. How does eco-anxiety or displacement shift perceptions of our own place in the world? How do technology and virtual space impact our perceptions of place? For many living in the US, particularly immigrants from Iran, the American political landscape has made it challenging to both visit one’s family and created an amplified sense of alienation from one’s chosen home. Having left unlivable places, the artists in Between Lands live in an uncertain, liminal space between countries. Between Lands considers the fraught relationships many of us have to place and home at a moment when politics and climate change are shifting the ground that we stand on.
Between Lands is curated by Minoosh Zomorodinia and includes work by Annie Albagli, Samira Davarfara, Emsaki S., Raheleh Filsoofi, Tara Goudarzi, Anahita Hekmat, Atefeh Khas, and Kalaktive (Bahareh Khoshooee & Sareh Imani).
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