Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Curated by Amirali Ghasemi/Parkingallery Projects, Tehran

The Invisible Present organized by Sanaz Mazinani and presented by Stephen Bulger Gallery, is the first screening of Iranian video art in Toronto. The series which was conceptualized and curated by Amirali Ghasemi of Parkinggallery in Tehran introduces the vibrant new wave video art scene in Iran. This particular program of two forty minute presentations highlights the use of various disciplines, such as narrative fiction, documentary, experimental, animation, performance and photography. The artists—most of whom are younger than 35—work within Iran and across the globe. The Invisible Present sheds light on a generation that can not be plainly defined and is often harshly targeted internationally; a generation which seeks to be present and exercise their significant liberty to experiment, while being invisible to many.

The program will be followed by a Question & Answer period with Curator, AmirAli Ghasemi and artists, Mani Mazinani, Taimaz Moslemian and Sona Safaei.

Abbas Akhavan | Amirali Ghasemi | Anahita Hekmat | Zeynab Izadyar | Gelare Khoshgozaran | Mani Mazinani | Payam Mofidi | Amirali Mohebbinejad | Taimaz Moslemian | Tara Najd Ahmadi | Shadi Noyani | Shirin Sabahi | Sona Safaei | Bahar Samadi |

3:00 pm  PART 1 (45 mins)
Anahita Hekmat Apparition IV & V (3 min)
Zeynab Izadyar Cut (1 min)
Gelare Khoshgozaran Why (15 min)
Amirali Mohebbinejad  Calm Town (6 min)
Taimaz Moslemian Beard (4 min)
Tara Najd Ahmadi  Measuring the Level of Resisitance (4 min)
Shadi Noyani The Iron Heel (4 min)
Shirin Sabahi Swede Home (14 min)
Sona Safaei Decenter (1 min)


4:00 pm PART 2 (40 mins)
Abbas Akhavan August 2006 (8 min)
Amirali Ghasemi Coughing and a bit of Scratching (3 min)
Mani Mazinani Screen Scene (14 min)
Payam Modifi Poeticide (11 min)
Sona Safaei Alphabet & Grid (2 min)
Bahar Samadi The Memory (2 min)

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