February 2010



PROJECTB is pleased to present the In & Out exhibition, organized in collaboration with Londonís Xerxes Art.  The exhibition will feature artists representing both spheres of Iranian artists of today: those living and working in Iran and those living and working outside of Iran.

In&Out brings to Italy representative Iranian artists, addressing themes related to identity and history, through a diverse set of media, suggesting how Contemporary Iranian Art needs to be seen as a distinct body: the progeny of a distinct national and cultural identity, and not as part of a body of art from the wider geographical region.

In addition to Iranís resident artists, which form the core of the contemporary art scene of the country, there is a significant number of Iranian-born artists living and working outside of Iran. The non-resident artists belong to the Iranian Diaspora caught in the events of the Revolution and its aftermath.

Notions of exile, alienation, nostalgia, nationalism, and assimilation or lack thereof permeate this groupís highly sophisticated work.

A unique event for the exhibition:  the screening of Abbas Kiarostami 32 minutes docu-film Road that go back over the Iranian director photography and follows his journey, out of Tehran while he is on the road, producing images of pure poetry. 

Featured artists:
Navid Azimi-Sajadi; Jamshid Bayrami; Nader Davoodi; Parastou Forouhar; Dariush Gharahzad; Khosrow Hassanzadeh; Mahmoud Kalari & Ali Rahbar; Hossein Khosrojerdi; Abbas Kiarostami; Farsad Labbauf; Ahmad Morshedloo; Malekeh Nayini; Afshin Pirhashemi; Seifollah Samadian; Mitra Tabrizian; Sadegh Tirafkan.