Exhibition: Newsha Tavakolian's Blank Pages of an Iranian Photo Album at East Wing
Newsha Tavakolian's series "Blank Pages of an Iranian Photo Album" will be exhibited at East Wing from 2nd July till 3rd September 2015. The exhibition will include photos and videos, and on 27th August, the artist will be present to launch her book and talk about the exhibition.
Personally, I'm really looking forward to the exhibition and hearing Newsha Tavakolian talk about her work in August.
The family photo album is the showcase for my generation. The yellowed albums and pictures of smiling children dressed up in their best clothes are testament to our hopes and dreams, but they end in blank pages and the moment when our parents stopped taking our pictures (…)
For me Iran is the country where I was born, I went to school here, started my career, and never left. As a photographer I have always struggled with how to perceive my society, with all its complexities and mis-understandings.
For this project, I have decided to continue producing the photo albums of my generation. To add the pictures that were never taken of the way that life is for them now, as adults. I followed people who, in a sense, define this generation. They are interchangeable, thus representing many.
This photo album is theirs; it is my vision of life in Iran now, unromantic and confined. Those who feature on the pages are interchangeable, placed randomly in the natural situation of what is or could be their daily lives.
Date: Opening, Thursday, 2nd July at 7pm. Exhibition will run till 3rd September 2015
Venue: East Wing,
Limestone House # 12,
Dubai International Financial Centre, Ritz Carlton Annex (location map)
Gallery Hours: Saturday through Thursday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm