Exhibition &
Artist Talk


Image: Bahar Noorizadeh, The Red City of the Planet of Capitalism, 2021. Video, 13 min., still image. Courtesy of the artist.

The live stream of the Artist Talk starts on Thursday, 21/09, 18:00 CET.

Presenting audiovisual works by Arash Hanaei, Pegah Keshmirshekan, Sarvenaz Mostofey, and Bahar Noorizadeh, A Space of One’s Own aims to investigate the characteristics of contemporary human spaces. It focuses on the critical question of determinism and free will in a set of differing spaces while dealing with the changing meaning of time. How do the expectations and demands of communities as well as individuals in a society transform? In their dialogical works, the artists explore migration and displacement, individual and collective life in urban and suburban environments, public and private spaces, the multiple definitions of home and households, social alienation, and the impact of living spaces on human interactions.

The exhibiting artists each have a biographical connection to Iran and currently live and work in Berlin, London, and Paris. A Space of One’s Own is curated by Zohreh Deldadeh (Tehran).

Arash Hanaei, Unblocked Avatars, 2022. Video, 9 min. — © Courtesy of the artist.
Arash Hanaei, Unblocked Avatars (from the Suburban Hauntology series), 2022. Video, 9 min., still image. Courtesy of the artist.

A Space of One’s Own is a collaboration between and Heinrich Böll Stiftung Baden-Württemberg and takes place in the frame of the festival CURRENT – Art and Public Space (September 14-24, 2023, Stuttgart).

The exhibition and event take place alongside the release of NOTES #6 on September 14, 2023, a regular, multimedia publication by, in which the online exhibition A Space of One’s Own, featuring additional artists and works, will be presented.