IN & OUT

IN & OUT

A potrait of Iranian Art

To organise a group show, after some years in the art world, is a novel experience for us. Doing only solo shows was a deliberate choice of the gallery until the moment we were seduced by the idea of researching a specific geographical area. Iran was undoubtedly in the air, in our mind and desire and, after months of discovery and at times hectic work, our enthusiasm for this choice was nothing but reinforced. Of all the countries we could have chosen and will choose in the future, to start from such a great patrimony of culture, history and refinement was a great pleasure. A close look at concepts we keep on hearing and reading about in newspapers and television revealed the biggest surprise: the freedom of mind and of medium with which the Iranian artist creates. While the cultural roots are deep and ancient - and this is reflected in the themes such as notions of national independence, exile, alienation, nostalgia, feminism and cultural freedom - the media employed are innovative and reflect a young national spirit desiring to be abreast of the times. Iranian Art is new to ProjectB, a gallery which shares the same youth and enthusiasm as In&Outís group of artists, and this is why we decided to start with as wide a perspective as possible, introducing this group of artists to the Italian public, with the hope of creating a connection and establishing a strong starting point for future projects.