Past Exhibition / Shirin Aliabadi

Beyond Black

November 09 - November 26, 2005

  • SA_Girls In Car 1_Color Photographic Print _70x 100cm _Ed .of 5_650

  • SA_Girls In Car 2_Color Photographic Print _70x 100cm _Ed .of 5_650

  • SA_Girls In Car 3_Color Photographic Print _70x 100cm _Ed .of 5_650

  • SA_Girls In Car 4_Color Photographic Print _70x 100cm _Ed .of 5_650

Images

In the context of Iran, both from the point of view of the west as from within, the very act of representing or identifying oneself inevitably becomes a political act...especially for a woman. 

In essence, what the five female photographers in Beyond Black do is vocalize individual perspectives that tear us away from collective narratives and easy generalisations; be they coming from a western eurocentric perspective, or a regional gender-biased agenda.