10 Years Tehran Monoxide
Book presentation with Negar Farajiani moderated by Sarah Maske
Sandsturm – And Then There Was Dust
Sand is everywhere. It slowly but surely covers everything and brings human activity in public spaces to a standstill. Sandstorms — one manifestation of the many ecological processes of the Mesopotamian region — are addressed in this intermedial and transnational exhibition dialogue between seven artists and collectives from Iran, Iraq, and Turkey. At the same time, the exhibition is an expression of social-activist aspirations and ecological interactions of these countries’ human and non-human actors. The selected works were site-specific pieces developed in their respective regions for several years in close collaboration with local communities. A realistic reflection of changes to ecological systems wrought by human intervention and the resulting consequences or human and non-human actors was foregrounded during the development process. Soil, animals, humans — all are affected.
Curated by Sarah Maske