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Aks: Pictorial Representations From Iran    Nov 13 - Dec 20, 2012

Untitled
Farhad Ahrarnia
Untitled, 2009
 
Nil, Nil series - No. 10
Shadi Ghadirian
Nil, Nil series - No. 10, 2008
 
Amirali Ghasemi
"Party" Series, 2006
 
Untitled
Abbas Kiarostami
Untitled, 1978-2004
 
Newsha Tavakolian
"Mother of Martyrs" Series, 2006-2007
 
 
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"Aks” and “Suwar” are the Persian and Arab words for pictorial representations.

In this show – which runs alongside the first exhibition of Middle Eastern photographers at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London – Rose Issa Projects brings together myriad talents in contemporary photography from the Arab world and Iran. Aks and Suwar introduces an alternative spectrum of styles and approaches, from staged narratives to montage, painted stencils based on photography to digital photography on embroidered canvas and videoworks.

Most of the artists in this exhibition feature in Iranian Photography Now (Hatje Cantz, 2008) and Arab Photography Now (Kehrer Verlag, 2011), both edited by Rose Issa.

“Aks” includes work by:
Farhad Ahrarnia – Reza Aramesh – Azar Emdadi – Shadi Ghadirian – Amirali Ghasemi – Taraneh Hemami - Babak Kazemi - Abbas Kiarostami - Abbas Kowsari – Mitra Tabrizian – Newsha Tavakolian – Nassiem Valamanesh

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