Call for Art / First Tehran Biennial

Urban Jealousy


1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran 30 May – 6 July 2008
Curated by Serhat Koksal and Amirali Ghasemi

Call for Art
Deadline: Monday, April 28, 2008

From an e-artnow press release: “The theme of this biennial is Urban Jealousy.
A Jalousie * (“jealousy” in French) is a window that one can see through but not be seen; barriers that allow us to observe the world without being invited to the table. Iranian artists are given an understanding of what goes on in the world without being offered a single opportunity to communicate their thoughts-outside of our very own jalousie window: a rigid ethnic frame within an extremely politicized context.

Of all the huge urban areas around the world, Tehran stands out as a different kind of Megalopolis. It boasts one of the most dynamic art scenes in the Middle East even as the city itself deals with a rudimentary public transport system, an exploding population crisis, and an ever-increasing sprawl of mass housing; an unsightly city of experimental architecture that swallows entire villages and towns without offering them any sort of public services.”

Fore more information and entry form downloads, visit Biennial Tehran.

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