dna project 08:

(B)orders Orders (Dis)orders

Contemporary art from Iran and beyond, curated by Shay Mazloom

Artists: Suki Chan and Derek Eland (UK),  Bita Razavi and Jaakko Karhunen (Finland),
Sahar Majd (USA), Mahdyar Jamshidi (Philippines), Sona Safaei (Canada), Yaxer Brad (Italy)
and Shay (Shaghayegh) Mazloom (Iran)

Official launch:

Tuesday 5 March 6-8pm.

Artist Conversations:

Join curator Shay Mazloom for a talk on Friday 15 March at 6.30 for 7pm.

Exhibition dates 1 - 22 March


Exhibition details

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Above: Shay (Shaghayegh) Mazloom: In-Between 3, 2012, 70x90 cm, Fine art print on Epson traditional paper

From the curator:

We have experienced living in an era of exilic experiences, ranging from global to personal

level. An era overloaded with fragmentation, estrangement and distance. Moving from familiar

realms to foreign spaces, we have observed opposing poles of the world, and ourselves. More or

less we feel in a state of duality, transience and ambiguity; a state of being estranged to

ourselves, and to others. Transiting from one end to another, form one state to another, we

observe the slippage between boundaries and opposing ends.

Artists represented in this exhibition have gone through a journey from within to another outer

space, in an attempt to rediscover themselves. They have experienced being distant and observed

themselves from distance. The selected artistic experiences challenge boundaries and have

different approaches to investigate concepts such as presence and absence, inside and outside,

east and west and self and other. Can we go beyond these binaries and glue our fragments


Shay Mazloom 2012

Exhibition/Artist notes:

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