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Shadi Ghadirian

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Veiled Weavings   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Shadi Ghadirian at Lakeeren Art Gallery September 4th, 2013 - November 9th, 2013
Posted 10/8/13
In Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s ‘A Separation’, Tehranian Simin (Leila Hatami), the female protagonist, wants to leave Iran for a country that will provide more opportunities for her daughter. Nader (Peyman Moaadi), her husband, refuses; his ailing father needs to be looked after. The film opens with the couple facing the camera head on, wanting a separation, arguing their case in front of a magistrate. At Gallery Lakeeren, Iranian photographer Shadi Ghadirian, choosing to stay in Iran,... [more]
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Beneath the Veil   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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ORLAN, Wejdan Almannai, Kutlug Ataman, Chant Avedissian, Lara Baladi, Rina Banerjee, Louise Bourgeois, Hussein Chalayan, Gabriele Corni, Nezaket Ekici, Lalla Essaydi, Lamya Gargash, Ghadaamer, Shadi Ghadirian, Maimouna Guerresi, Mona Hatoum, Hayv Kahraman, Leora Laor, Youssef Nabil, Shirin Neshat, Pipilotti Rist, Lin Tianmiao, Joana Vasconcelos, Arlette Vermeiren, Jan Zwart at Villa Empain - Boghossian Foundation March 11th, 2011 - September 25th, 2011
Posted 7/23/11
Rituals, wigs, scarves, make-up and so many other constraints determined the life of women for Centuries, between concealment, unveiling and revealing. From the inferiority of women’s status in certain of yesterday’s and today’s societies, to the liberation of women, from their dissimulation behind various models of veils and clothes (veil, scarf, abaya, burqa, chadri, haik, hijab, jilbeb, khimar, niqab, chador,…), to the destitution shown in the media: what are the realities and the... [more]
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Group Show   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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ORLAN, Wejdan Almannai, Kutlug Ataman, Chant Avedissian, Lara Baladi, Rina Banerjee, Louise Bourgeois, Hussein Chalayan, Gabriele Corni, Nezaket Ekici, Lalla Essaydi, Lamya Gargash, Ghadaamer, Shadi Ghadirian, Maimouna Guerresi, Mona Hatoum, Hayv Kahraman, Leora Laor, Youssef Nabil, Shirin Neshat, Pipilotti Rist, Lin Tianmiao, Joana Vasconcelos, Arlette Vermeiren, Jan Zwart at Villa Empain - Boghossian Foundation March 11th, 2011 - September 25th, 2011
Posted 7/23/11
Rituals, wigs, scarves, make-up and so many other constraints determined the life of women for Centuries, between concealment, unveiling and revealing. From the inferiority of women’s status in certain of yesterday’s and today’s societies, to the liberation of women, from their dissimulation behind various models of veils and clothes (veil, scarf, abaya, burqa, chadri, haik, hijab, jilbeb, khimar, niqab, chador,…), to the destitution shown in the media: what are the realities and the... [more]
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Iranian Female Artists Unveiled: Robert Adanto's Pearls on the Ocean Floor Screening at the Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles  
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Parastou Forouhar, Shadi Ghadirian, Shirin Neshat, Sara Rahbar at Pacific Design Center April 26th, 2011 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Posted 4/13/11
Sixteen "pearls" are featured in this groundbreaking documentary by Robert Adanto that will be screened at PDC's SilverScreen Theater in LA on April 26. I encourage everyone to go see it, especially if you need a morale boost. Come early if you like surprises, and plan to stay for the post-screening panel discussion; the director will be on hand along with the celebrated performer Sussan Deyhim and noted scholars Farzin Vahdat and Nasrin Rahimieh. Adanto, who earned his MFA at NYU's... [more]
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It's Everywhere (including the Pompidou Center)  
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Angela Bulloch, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, Tracey Emin, Sylvie Fleury, Shadi Ghadirian, Susan Hiller, Jenny Holzer, Frédérique Loutz, Adrian Piper, Sara Rahbar, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Lucy Skaer at Centre Pompidou May 27th, 2010 - February 21st, 2011
Posted 9/14/10
IT’S EVERYWHERE! I suspect that many of us have experienced those quirky incidents where a hitherto unfamiliar subject is brought to our attention and then it suddenly seems to pop up everywhere. And I mean everywhere. We keep tripping over the now-familiar subject as if making up for lost time.  I first came across Gustave Courbet’s 1866 painting L’origine du monde (Origin of the World) about a year ago when researching material for my upcoming artist residency in Paris. Let’s be frank; once... [more]
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