Exhibition 'I know why the rebel sings'

We are happy to announce that the exhibition has been extended through 1 April 2016.

Join us at the Prince Claus Fund Gallery for Newsha Tavakolian's exhibition 'I know why the rebel sings'. The Iranian photographer is the recipient of the 2015 Principal Prince Claus Award. 'I know why the rebel sings' is curated by Vali Mahlouji. Entrance is free.

Location: Prince Claus Fund Gallery, Herengracht 603

Regular opening hours: Monday – Friday: 10.00 – 17.00; 30 November 2015 – 1 April 2016

Entrance: Please ring the door bell at the front of the building to enter the gallery. 

About the exhibition:

Best known for her iconic photographs of struggle and conflict, Newsha Tavakolian creates opportunities to decipher the human condition with candor and sensitivity. 'I know why the rebel sings' reveals Tavakolian’s mastery at composing moments of privacy and contemplation, even under the pervasive shadow of malevolent power. Her ongoing engagement with the human figure has produced intense portraits of intimacy and silence.

This exhibition is made possible with support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Photo: From the Blank Pages of an Iranian Photo Album series (c) Newsha Tavakolian

Exhibition 'I know why the rebel sings'

"Principal Laureate Newsha Tavakolian at Prince Claus Fund Gallery"

Newsha Tavakolian

Newsha Tavakolian

Newsha Tavakolian (1981, Iran), photojournalist and artist

Newsha Tavakolian is a self-taught photographer who combines photojournalism and art to offer new insights into the lived experience of people in Iran and the wider Middle East region. One of the first professional female photojournalists in Iran, her work ranges from bold reportage of political events to sensitive portraits and evocative series on subjects such as the insecurity of middle-class youth, female Kurdish fighters or the impact of sanctions on individual lives. The aesthetic and intellectual qualities of Tavakolian’s stills, videos, installations and photobooks question stereotypes and inspire young photographers across the Middle East.

 

Report from the 2015 Prince Claus Awards Committee here

 


Vali  Mahlouji

Vali Mahlouji

Vali Mahlouji is an independent curator and writer and advisor to the British Museum on its modern/contemporary Iranian collections. Mahlouji’s recent curatorial work includes exhibitions at FOAM (Amsterdam), Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Whitechapel Gallery and Photo London.

 

He is founder of the research and curatorial platform Archaeology of the Final Decade, which investigates, conserves and recirculates into cultural memory areas of art and culture that have remained obscure, under-exposed, over-looked or in some cases destroyed.

 

Mahlouji has been published by Photo London, Encyclopædia Iranica; Asia Society Museum, New York; The Abraaj Group Art Prize, Dubai; Darat al Funun, Amman; and Sharjah Biennial, among many other institutions and media. His new titles – Prostitute 1975-77 and Perspectives on the Festival of Arts, Shiraz-Persepolis - are being published by Thames & Hudson and Black Dog Publishing.

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The Prince Claus Awards honour outstanding achievements in the field of culture and development. The awards are presented annually to 11 individuals or organisations whose cultural actions have a positive impact on the development of their societies.

Exhibition 'I know why the rebel sings'

 
 
 
 

Exhibition 'I know why the rebel sings'

We are happy to announce that the exhibition has been extended through 1 April 2016. Join us at the Prince Claus Fund Gallery for Newsha Tavakolian's exhibition 'I know why the rebel sings'. The Iranian photographer is the recipient of the 2015 Principal Prince Claus Award. 'I know why the rebel sings' is curated by Vali Mahlouji. Entrance is free. Location: Prince Claus Fund...