For tonight’s closing party we begin with a discussion at 7pm between participating graphic designer Maral Pourkazemi, curator Aser el Saqqa of Arts Canteen and the curator of New Players New Roles, Fari Bradley. Not having writing extensively about the show, instead allowing interpretations from Indian arts writer Rajesh Punj and leaving the curation and individual works open to readings, Bradley explains why and to what effect the exhibition she has left to the interpretation of the viewer, quoting from her inspirations John Berger, Ranciere and Rousseau.
While inviting the audience into the discussion, there will also be a on the transferable qualities of the issues surrounding viewing art made by Iranians today, whether they identify as Iranian or not. Aser el Saqqa is himself Palestinian and has curated shows featuring some of Palestine’s most renowned and historic contemporary artists such as Laila Shawa. Beyond that we have music, drinks and food at the Hundred Years Gallery bar, and outside seating for smokers. Children and dogs (upstairs) welcome. Open until 10.30pm as a post-election party. The entire show comes down the next day Sunday June 16th at 5pm. Last chance to see!
Hundred Years Gallery, 13 Pearson Street, E2 8DJ
Nearest trains Hoxton Overground (2 mins), Old Street Tube (10 mins). The gallery is the first right turn after the Geffrye Museum of the home, at the beginning of Kingsland Road.