‘The Fold’: absence, disappearance and loss of memory in the work of 12 Iranian artists


CAB’s new exhibition explores the topics of absence, disappearance and amnesia against the backdrop of modern and contemporary Iran. CAB’s web page says, “The exhibition ‘The Fold’, favors an intergenerational approach, confronting different aesthetic positions, spanning four decades of art in Iran. Beginning in the 1960’s modernist era, the show combines internationally renowned artists, such as Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, who started their career at a time of an imposed modernism, with others who were living abroad or in exile and emerged in the 80s and early 90s, such as Chohreh Feyzdjou and Reza Abdoh.  These artists are brought together with representatives of the most recent generations such as Shirin Sabahi or Mani Manzinani. The exhibition combines unique existing art works with site-specific creations by Parastou Forouhar, Homayoun Sirizi and Arash Hanaei. The use of the mirror state, of the reflection, but also of the notion of the absent, the invisible or the wanted or forced amnesia and alienation are recurrent themes in their different art practices.” 


CAB Art Centre , Brussels