Gohar Dashti | From “Stateless” Series | 80 × 120 cm | Archival Digital Pigment Print | 2014-2015
January 2 – June 1, 2016
Featuring 16 images from Iran, Untitled 2013 and Stateless 2014/ 2015, as well as the video, Slow decay, Dashti’s Selected Works are set in Iran, but the ideas therein transcend geography. By exploring the influence of history in a manner more squarely focused on the aesthetic rather than the political, the images underscore human experience. In establishing this common denominator, the images serve as a potential gateway to a greater understanding of the impact of history on contemporary society and of Iranian culture.
“With Gohar Dashti: Selected Works, we seek to stimulate thought, research, and dialogue about both its specific, cultural implications and its universal, human implications, set in the context of high aesthetic value,” says Zora Carrier, FMoPA’s Executive Director.