Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art presents “Nine Iranian Artists in London: The Spark is You“, a group exhibition of works by contemporary Iranian artists curated by Ziba Ardalan, Founder, Artistic and Executive Director of Parasol unit. The exhibition brings together works in various media including paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations and film and focuses primarily on early- and mid-career artists who live either in Iran or elsewhere in an adopted country.
Nine Iranian Artists in London: THE SPARK IS YOU exhibition highlights the vital importance of open dialogue towards developing greater understanding between all nations. Particularly in today’s tumultuous and uncertain times, these themes are timely and informative in ways that we hope will further engender curiosity, understanding and appreciation of other cultures and stimulate ever more conversations.
The exhibition runs concurrently with THE SPARK IS YOU: Parasol unit in Venice, one of the Official Collateral Events of the 58th International art exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. The exhibition presents the work of nine Iranian artists, some of who also have pieces in this London presentation that continues significant themes of exchange and dialogue.
- Morteza Ahmadvand, "Flight", 2008. Courtesy the artist.