Shadi Ghadirian: Retrospective Exhibition
This exhibition, co-organized by Muscari and the Cafesjian Museum Foundation, reviews the artistic career of Iranian photographer Shadi Ghadirian through 7 series from 1998 to 2011.
Today recognized as a key representative of contemporary Iranian photography, Shadi Ghadirian develops an original work that questions the place of women in today’s Iran.
Through a subtle blend of poetry and derision, the photographer manages to denounce metaphorically the constraints and paradoxes that Iranian women – and others – face daily.
As Manoug Pamokdjian, president of Muscari, puts it, “One of Shadi Ghadirian’s photographic techniques for breaking the infertile codes of tradition is based on the oxymoron, that is, the meeting of opposites. Where the eye is accustomed to seeing images of normality, Shadi Ghadirian imposes a vision that contradicts the generally accepted rules. This marriage of opposites produces in the spectator a psychological discomfort of such brutality that it enters his mind to the point of provoking a real sting of conscience”.
The catalog of the exhibition is available online on the following page!
On the occasion of the exhibition, three events were organized in the presence of Shadi Ghadirian:
Exhibition location: Cafesjian Center for the Arts – 10 Tamanyan St., Yerevan 0009, Armenia