The upcoming exhibition ‘What Lies Beneath, Second Edition’ – nothing to do with the Hollywood horror film – by Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde follows their first edition of the same show in September 2011.
This exhibition features the work of emerging Iranian artists: painters, installation artists, photographers and film–makers. The gallery prides itself in having nurtured the early stages of talents Rokni and Ramin Haerizadeh, Reza Aramesh, Khosrow Hassanzadeh, Bita Fayyazi, Jeffar Khaldi, Ahmad Amin Nazar, Leila Pazooki, Nargess Hashemi, Shadi Ghadirian, Lara Baladi, Fereydoun Ave and Farideh Lashai, so big things are expected of these latest choices, especially as the gallery’s founding remit in 2005 was “to discover young promising contemporary artists from the Middle-eastern region“.
In the forthcoming show, new works by last year’s participants Iman Raad, Pouya Parsamagham, Farrokh Mahdavi and Arafeh Riahi are on show as a measure of their development since the first edition, and Shahrzad Chavagalae and Javad Azimi (pictured – Untitled) exhibit at Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde for the first time.Examined here is the role of art in conflicted societies, so too the purity of individual expression through various techniques. “Nostalgia, the realities of contemporary society framed by political powers, the dichotomy of traditions, and profound personal reflection tie all the artists in this exhibition together.”
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde
POB 18217, Dubai, UAE