Soudeh Douvoud, Dream and Imagination, 2019. Courtesy the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).
High Line Nune
November 7 – December 14, 2019
In the group exhibition A Bridge Between You and Everything many artworks are slightly concealed. Sometimes the veil is a thin coat of blue paint, or a glaze of dirty water blurring the black ink, or fully opaque, jet-black brush strokes over pictures of famous landmarks. Sometimes hand-drawn images obscure old home movies that look like they are from another life. Some artworks depict veiled figures or objects. All of the works also have a more abstract, metaphorical veil, guising everything with a murky cloud: a part of the artists’ homeland, visible or invisible.
Organized by the Center for Human Rights in Iran and curated by Iranian-born artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat, A Bridge Between You and Everything features 13 contemporary Iranian women artists. Neshat often works with ideas of belonging and femininity, taking the Iranian Revolution of 1979 as a departure point, and the artists she includes here share similar narratives and concepts despite generational differences. They speak about the revolution. They tell each other their stories, reciting common experiences and pasts each with their own voice, some loud and some not, but in perfect harmony.