The Winter Experience

Group Painting Exhibition

10-29 June, 2016

Four decades ago, Iran went through a revolution during which “moment it was considered a massive revolt for freedom, independence, democracy & social fairness and against suppression, corruption, social inequality & foreign domination”*. Lifestyle, events and movements were deeply influenced in the aftermath, not excluding humanism, art and the cultural path of society from this principle. Iranian people according to this constraint, find an identity based on restrictions which led them to new forms of experience while facing new condition after the revolution, using all these as basis for their lifestyle, a manner which was exclusive to them and their time.
Artworks gathered for this exhibition are in part efforts by painters who lived this eccentric and agitated era. The emphasis on human figure in forming the content, form & point of view of the painter at the moment creating the artwork is the main element of this collection. A research which gives us a small opportunity to review the work of these artists.

Zartosht Rahimi - Spring 2016

* Homayoun Katouzian, The Persians: Ancient, Mediaeval, and Modern Iran

Rozita Sharaf Jahan / Khosro Khosravi / Farshid Maleki / Behnam Kamrani / Masoumeh Mozafari / Shohreh Mehran / Manouchehr Motabar / Nosratollah Moslemian / Afshin Pirhashemi / Mohammad Khalili / Mehrdad Mohebali / Ali Zakeri / Shahram Karimi / Nazar Mousavinia / Behrang Samadzadegan / Shantia Zakeri-Ameli / Samira Eskandarfar / Hamed Sahihi / Ahmad Morshedlou / Mokarameh Ghanbari / Dariush Gharezad / Hossein Khosrojerdi