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Safar/Voyage: Contemporary Works by Arab, Iranian, and Turkish Artists

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Strange Space, 2009 Video Still of Installation Dimension Variable © Courtesy of the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery, London
Safar/Voyage: Contemporary Works by Arab, Iranian, and Turkish Artists
Curated by: Fereshteh Daftari

April 20th, 2013 - September 15th, 2013

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University of British Columbia

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Following the universal theme of voyage, the first major Canadian group exhibition of contemporary artists from the Middle Eastern region arrives at MOA in Spring of 2013. Guest curated by Fereshteh Daftari, formerly of MoMA, Safar/Voyage’s scope takes viewers from the planet earth, down to maps, and further to specific cities such as Tehran and Cairo, after which it proceeds to reveal internal and meditative spaces, from emotional and existential to spiritual imaginings. Using a wide range of media, from painting and sculpture to video and audio installations, the journey acknowledges the realities of war, revolution, and migrant conditions, as well as the engagement of artists with cultures outside the Middle East.