Programmed by Amirali Ghasemi and Sanaz Mazinani
Sunday Oct. 14th 2012 | 2:30 pm | Covel Commons, UCLA, Los Angeles
Tara Najd Ahmadi | Omid Hashemi | Anahita Hekmat | Zeynab Izadyar | Gelare Khoshgozaran | Tala Madani | Shay (Shaghayegh) Mazloom | Payam Mofidi | Golrokh Nafisi | Nassrin Nasser | Sona Safaei | Zeinab Shahidi | Farkhondeh Shahroudi |
New Constellations programmed by Amirali Ghasemi and Sanaz Mazinani, is the first screening of contemporary Iranian video art in Los Angeles of its kind. This program highlights works by artists of Iranian descent living outside of the country, and is culled from an ongoing archive of vibrant new wave video art collected and catalogued by Ghasemi of Parkingallery in Tehran since 2004.
This selection of shorts focuses on artists who work across the globe and contribute as cultural producers in a myriad of communities. New Constellations aims to sheds light on a generation who seeks to be seen, and utilizes the arts to negotiate their own place within the changing environment of their current country. These artists are constantly responding to and recontextualizing their experiences as they produce vivid works that negotiate ”Interculturality” and the hybrid lives that they lead.