When the images tell the Revolution.
This is a summary the content of the documentary co-produced by Fabrica and CSR Radio Switzerland chosen by the curators of the exhibition Unedited History. Iran 1969-2014 to tell the visual culture Iranian sixties to today.
Factory of Martyrs Camilla Cuomo and Annalisa Vozza, proposes a reflection on the values and memories of the company Iranian. Starting point are the giant, colorful murals that cover the walls of the city, commissioned and sponsored the revolutionary government and proliferated in the aftermath of the outbreak the war against Iraq.
Portray the leader Khomeini, his successors and revolutionary martyrs. But above all tell the story of ordinary men who, thanks to the sacrifice and martyrdom, are now celebrated as heroes. The artists authors of these images accompany the viewer revealing the background to this "Factory" of collective myths: how it has adapted to the development Islamic society, trying to talk to the new languages younger generations who have not experienced the revolution and war.
While trying to preserve its identity, the messages are become more and more elaborate, favoring abstract images and mystical, or real trompe-l'oeil, the will to give a modern face to the country.
Unedited History. Iran 1969-2014 takes its title borrowed from film language to emphasize the idea of a story still completely readable and shared. In this perspective heterogeneous materials such as paintings, photographs, installations, documents, newspapers, posters, videos are put together to recount events, ideas and changes that have given rise the different manifestations of visual culture and modernity in Iran.
The exhibition is designed by the Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris edited by Catherine David, Odile Burluraux, Morad Montazami, Narmine Sadeg and Vali Mahlouji for the section of Archaeology final decade and realized in co-production with the MAXXI.
Unedited History. Iran 1969 - 2014
11 2014 December - March 29 2015
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