Art by Emerging Iranian Artists to be shown in NYC

Curated by Roya Khajavi-Heidari and Masud Nader, Rogue Space Gallery in NYC presents PORTRAITS: REFLECTIONS BY EMERGING IRANIAN ARTISTS. [via Tehran Times]

Works by a group of emerging Iranian artists will be showcased in an exhibition at the Rogue Space Gallery in New York during September.

The works have been selected by Roya Khajavi-Heidari and Masud Nader for the exhibit entitled “Portraits: Reflections by Emerging Iranian Artists”.

Paintings, photos, sculptures, and mixed media and video works by over 20 artists, including Ahmad Morshedlu, Alishia Morasaii, Arash Sedaqatkish, Babak Bidarian, Bahar Behbahani, Dadbeh Basir, Hossein Edalatkhah, Jinus Taqizadeh, Morteza Purhosseini, Nasser Bakhshi, Samira Alikhanzadeh, and Sepanta Qasemkhani, will be put on display at the exhibition, which will be held from September 17 to 29.

The artists were born, raised and educated in the United States.

“The emphasis on emerging Iranian art does not aim to ghettoize the artists either geographically or philosophically,” Khajavi-Heidari and Nader said in a press release.

“Rather, by holding such a show in New York City—the epicenter of the global contemporary art market—we hope to highlight the talent of these seldom-recognized artists and to celebrate their courage, stamina and love of their craft,” they added.