WE ONLY LIVE TWICE

27.07–18.08.2018
19:00
Studio, ul. Ruska 46a/13
Studio, ul. Ruska 46a/13

Żyjemy tylko dwa razy 

Sztuka wideo artystek i artystów z Iranu

wystawa w ramach 18. MFF Nowe Horyzonty 

27.07– 18.08.2018 

wernisaż: piątek, 27.07.2018, godz. 19:00 

godziny otwarcia galerii w trakcie fesiwalu 28.07 – 05.08.2018: 

codziennie 14:00-22:00

W dniach 08-18.08.2018  w godzinach otwarcia galerii Studio BWA Wrocław. 

artyści: Arash Nassiri, Bahar Noorizadeh, Pooya Razi, Mohammad Shirvani, Maryam Tafakory, Tala Vahabzadeh, Rambod Vala oraz Aneta Grzeszykowska.

kuratorzy: Ewa Szabłowska, Stach Szabłowski

współpraca kuratorska: Joanna Stembalska (Studio BWA Wrocław)

przestrzeń wystawy: Fabien Lédé


We Only Live Twice.
Moving images in and out of Iran

28 July – 18 August 
Opening: 27 July at 7 pm

opening hours: 

28.07 – 05.08 everyday 2-10 pm 

08-18.08
during opening hours of Studio Gallert BWA Wrocław 

Studio Gallery BWA Wrocław 
ul. Ruska 46a/ 301 (in the courtyard, 2. floor)

artists: Arash Nassiri, Bahar Noorizadeh, Pooya Razi, Mohammad Shirvani, Maryam Tafakory, Tala Vahabzadeh, Rambod Vala and Aneta Grzeszykowska

curators: Ewa Szabłowska, Stach Szabłowski

curatorial assistance: Joanna Stembalska 

graphic & set design: Fabien Lédé


Bahar Noorizadeh, Wolkaan, 2015.

“We Only Live Twice” is a presentation of Iranian artists working in the field of expanded cinema. A parallel event to the focus on new Iranian cinema at 18. New Horizons IFF, shows artists who work with the moving image, crossing lines between cinema and visual arts.

Maryam Tafakory, I Have Sinned A Rupturous Sin

“You only live twice or so it seems” sings Nancy Sinatra in a James Bond film. We take this line to metaphorically describe conditions of contemporary artists from Iran. The conditions, defined by duality and separation – two experiences, which become the axes of the exhibition. Before and after; inside and outside: narrate the space and time within the works and the show.

Aneta Grzeszykowska, Iranian Film Stills, album, 2015, dzięki uprzejmości Galerii Raster.

How to function in a dual reality? Can you relate to the global culture by using the contemporary art idioms, while talking about specifics of life under the Islamic Republic? How to make contemporary art in a world conflicted with the global, mainstream culture, where a whole different set of social and political norms applies.

Everyone leads a double life: a private and a public one. In Iran, where the state keeps a close watch over public sphere, they can take separate paths, progressing in a very different rhythm. Not every artist can adapt to the strict state rules, so a big chunk of Iranian art practice happens outside of the country. The real Iran is confronted with its mental image (Iran remembered or imagined abroad), adding yet another layer to the intricate web of the double lives and double meanings.

Aneta Grzeszkowska, Iranian Film Stills, album 2015, courtsy of Galeria Raster

Do those, who live twice (globally and locally, privately and publicly, with or against the rules, inside or outside the country) also have a dual identity? Let’s look for answers by following the footsteps of the artists, whose video projects make up the 90-minute screening, shown in a continuous loop.

With a special appearance of a Polish artist Aneta Grzeszykowska, with a photography project completed in Iran called Iranian Film Stills.

We Only Live Twice.
Moving images in and out of Iran

28 July – 18 August 
Opening: 27 July at 7 pm

opening hours:

28.07 – 05.08 everyday 2-10 pm

08-18.08
during opening hours of Studio Gallert BWA Wrocław

Studio Gallery BWA Wrocław
ul. Ruska 46a/ 301 (in the courtyard, 2. floor)

artists: Arash Nassiri, Bahar Noorizadeh, Pooya Razi, Mohammad Shirvani, Maryam Tafakory, Tala Vahabzadeh, Rambod Vala and Aneta Grzeszykowska

curators: Ewa Szabłowska, Stach Szabłowski

curatorial assistance: Joanna Stembalska

graphic & set design: Fabien Lédé

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