Breakfast in Tehran shows work from both male and female Iranian artists who all share a desire to explore the representation of contemporary Iranian women, but vary aesthetically and politically in their approaches to this representation. The artworks in Breakfast in Tehran have been selected as an attempt to subvert the accepted representation of women in Iran and to examine the process of its construction. In an increasingly international age, these artists produce work that not only confronts the patriarchal establishment of Iran but also that of Western liberalism and the international art market.
- This exhibition is co-curated by Aras Amiri and David Gleeson, who curated the successful show From Tehran to London at Jill George Gallery in Soho, London last year (20 May – 26 June 2010). Aras Amiri is a curator from northern Iran who currently lives and works in London. David Gleeson is an independent curator, freelance writer, art critic and media consultant who is based in central London.
- JRFA Director and curator Janet Rady is based between London and the United Arab Emirates, and is a specialist in Contemporary Middle Eastern Art with over twenty years’ experience of the International Art Market. She has a Masters Degree in Islamic Art History from the University of Melbourne and a BA from the School of Oriental And African Studies in London. www.janetradyfineart.com
- The exhibition Breakfast in Tehran is a collaboration between the curators, Janet Rady and Tehran’s Azad Gallery. www.azadartgallery.com
- The private view of this exhibition will be at the gallery on Thursday 16 June, 6.30-8.30pm. Music by Pouya Mahmoodi and Omid Amiri Larijani.
- The curators will give free exhibition talks on Saturday afternoons at 3pm (18 and 25 June)
- Frameless Gallery is opposite the Old Sessions House on Clerkenwell Green and just a short walk from Farringdon tube station www.framelessgallery.com