THE SPARK IS YOU: Parasol unit in Venice

Collateral Event of the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello di Venezia
9 May – 23 November, 2019

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art presents an exhibition of works by nine contemporary Iranian artists: Morteza Ahmadvand, Nazgol Ansarinia, Siah Armajani, Mitra Farahani, Sahand Hesamiyan, Y.Z. Kami, Farideh Lashai, Koushna Navabi and Navid Nuur. Dialogues open up across the exhibition, not only between the different generations of artists and the geographical regions from which they now draw inspiration, but also through a common desire to interact openly and respectfully with others, a quality that is a steadfast hallmark of the Persian people.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a comprehensive publication, and poetry readings performed by Narguess Farzad at the Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello di Venezia, on 9 and 10 May 2019.


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Sahand Hesamiyan, “Forough”, 2016, Courtesy of the Artist |
Koushna Navabi, “Biskweet-e Mādar” (Mother Biscuit), 2019, Courtesy of the Artist |
Mitra Farahani, “David & Goliath N°45”, 2014, Courtesy of the Artist

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