Exhibition Tracing Movement(s) in Uncertain Times

„Tracing movement(s) in uncertain times“ © Golnar Kat Rahmani

Thu, 26.01.2023 -
Sun, 26.02.2023

2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

ACUD Galerie

“Tracing Movement(s) in Uncertain Times” is a collective effort realized by individuals and groups ‎inside Iran and beyond to shed light on the various shattered yet consistent paths toward freedom ‎and equality practiced and examined for decades.

The project comprises five overlapping sections: a ‎repository (مخزن), a safe (processing) area, a timeline, a temporary monument, along with ‎parallel events.  

The exhibition “Tracing Movement(s) in Uncertain Times” presents an overview of artistic positions dealing with decades of struggles and protests in the recent history of Iran. It proposes an interactive timeline at the core of the space where various positions and narratives meet while creating a multipurpose space to study, watch, debate on what connects us, and what division lines prevent us from meaningful solidarity and deeper understanding.

During its four-week program at ACUD Galerie, the project moves beyond conventional methods of displaying art and avoids reactionary demeanors. Using archives collectively gathered and in progress, it attempts to create a safe ‎space for expression, debate, and experimentation while rearranging the space based on the perspectives, ‎narratives, and focus points enhanced by extended hospitality toward the guest and audience. In parallel, events like ‎group readings, panels, workshops, and bodily and sonic performances will accompany the project, expanding its dimensions and potential. At the same time, a temporary monument will be collectively built with the participation of the public.

And all this will be the beginning of a much longer trace. 

A project realised in the framework of the Goethe-Institut in Exile [Iran].