While we transfer our galleries and info into our new site, our old site can be accessed here.

Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran (Works)

Selected Works

Barbad Golshiri Jxalq [(d3ælgh) v.t. & i. act of creating a masturpiece], 2006. Video still, endless loop, ed. of 5 (+1 AP). Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Installation view, west and north wall: Siamak Filizadeh, Barbad Golshiri, Bita Fayyazi, Ala Dehghan. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Installation view, east and south wall: Bita Fayyazi, Sadegh Tirafkan, Farshid Maleki, Rokni Haerizadeh. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Installation view: Bita Fayyazi in foreground, Sadegh Tirafkan, Farshid Maleki, Ramin Haerizadeh. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Installation view, project space: Shahab Foutohi, Amirali Ghasemi. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Mohsen Ahmadvand Untitled, 2009. Mixed media on cardboard, 16.1 x 11.8 in. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Mohsen Ahmadvand Untitled, 2009. Mixed media on cardboard, 16.1 x 11.8 in. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Mohsen Ahmadvand Untitled, 2009. Mixed media on cardboard, 16.1 x 11.8 in. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Devil & Mohsen Ahmadvand Untitled, 2009. Mixed media on cardboard, 16.1 x 11.8 in. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Ala Dehghan I am Not Here, 2008. Mixed media on paper, 16 x 11.5 in. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Ala Dehghan The Complete Scenery, 2008. Mixed media on paper, 16 x 11.5 in. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Ala Dehghan, from the series Hands, 2008. Mixed media on paper, 9.5 x 6.25 in. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Ala Dehghan Everything is Going to be Dark, 2008. Mixed media on paper, 16 x 11.5 in. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Bita Fayyazi Crows, 1998-2009. Fiberglass, metal wire, acrylic paint, 8-10 in tall (each). Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Siamak Filizadeh Untitled, (from Bread and Butter series), 2008. Digital inkjet on canvas, 29 x 39 in, edition of five. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Siamak Filizadeh Untitled, (from Bread and Butter series), 2008. Digital inkjet on canvas, 39 x 29 in, edition of five. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Siamak Filizadeh Untitled, (from Bread and Butter series), 2008. Digital inkjet on canvas, 29 x 39 in, edition of five. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Mohsen Ahmadvand Direct Negotiation, 2007. Video loop, 8 min, ed. of five (+2 AP). Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Amirali Ghasemi Coffee Shop Ladies (series of 15 images) 2004. Digital C-print, 11.75 x 15.75 in. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Amirali Ghasemi Coffee Shop Ladies (series of 15 images) 2004. Digital C-print, 11.75 x 15.75 in. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Amirali Ghasemi Coffee Shop Ladies (series of 15 images) 2004. Digital C-print, 11.75 x 15.75 in. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Amirali Ghasemi Coffee Shop Ladies (series of 15 images) 2004. Digital C-print, 11.75 x 15.75 in. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Barbad Golshiri Jxalq [(d3ælgh) v.t. & i. act of creating a masturpiece], 2006. Video still, endless loop, ed. of 5 (+1 AP). Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Ramin Haerizadeh # 12, 2008. C-print, 39.5 x 56.25 in, ed. of 10. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Rokni Haerizadeh Life on DIVV's Trunk I, 2008. Oil on canvas, 78.75 x 118 in. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Rokni Haerizadeh Washing the Coffee House Painting, 2008. Oil on canvas, 78.75 x 118 in. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Khosrow Hassanzadeh Untitled (from the series Guys in the Neighborhood), 2007. Acrylic on canvas, 76 x51 in. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Farshid Maleki Untitled 8, 2006. Pen and ink on paper, 13.5 x 19.5 in. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Farshid Maleki Untitled 3, 2006. Pen and ink on paper, 13.5 x 19.5 in. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Farshid Maleki Untitled 6, 2006. Pen and ink on paper, 13.5 x 19.5 in. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Farshid Maleki Untitled 2, 2006. Pen and ink on paper, 13.5 x 19.5 in. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran
Sadegh Tirafkan Sacrifice, 2003. 3 channel video, looped, approx. 7 min. Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran

Mohsen Ahmadvand, Ala Dehghan, Bita Fayyazi, Siamak Filizadeh, Shahab Foutohi, Amirali Ghasemi, Barbad Golshiri, Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Khosrow Hassanzadeh, Farshid Maleki, Sadegh Tirafkan

Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran

May 14 – July 10, 2009

Looped and Layered – Contemporary Art from Tehran Press Release

The exhibition focuses on the post revolution generation in Tehran; home to a large, self-sustaining, vibrant and progressive art community. Drawn in by art’s intrinsic, hermetic codes – both visual and formal – its space is sought out by an astounding number of students for its ability to allow for expression. Multiple media spanning from more traditional forms to graphic design and video are employed and included in this presentation.

The contemporary in the Islamic Republic is characterized, in its majority, by suspension and mutual tension, where neither party, state nor individual, can move too much or overstep their boundaries for fear of upsetting the balance. Iranian culture itself is defined by a long-term perspective and resistance, not short-term conflict. Thus, the resulting art is not blatantly revolutionary in either method or purpose, but rather uses humor as a trenchant tool; finally, it is this very tautness in society and psyche, that makes for a rich and fertile field, nurtured rather than stifled or limited, by its contradictions.

back to the top