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SMoCA Announces New Exhibit: “Urban Mapping: Public Space Through the Lens of Contemporary Iranian Artists”

Urban Mapping: Public Space Through the Lens of Contemporary Iranian Artists, on view Oct. 3, 2020 – Jan. 17, 2021.

This fall, we are excited to present a powerful exhibition that examines the concept of public space from the perspectives of 10 Iranian artists. Urban Mapping spans 10 collections of photographs and videos, each with its own distinct vision, but all bound by an interest in the nature of personal and collective identity—the experience of urban space and the artist’s response to history.

“Urban Mapping is of particular interest because of the focus on emerging Iranian artists telling personal stories of a culture which is often misunderstood and misrepresented. The fresh perspectives of the artists in this exhibition offer insight into a non-Western culture, but also allow new connections and relationships to be made with a Western audience.”
— Julie Ganas, curator of programming at SMoCA

Featured artists include Saba Alizadeh, Raood Dashti, Arash Fayez, Ghazaleh Hedayat, Rana Javadi, Mehran Mohajer, Siavash Naghshbandi, Hamed Noori, Behnam Sadighi and Mehdi Vosoughnia. Learn More.

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