Parable of the Garden:
New Media Art from Iran & Central Asia
The College of New Jersey Art Gallery (March 2008)
Co-curated with Sarah Cunningham and Deborah Hutton.
The curatorial premise of this exhibition was the former Persian Empire and its cultural legacy. It centered around the symbol of the traditional garden, as well as the contemporary realities of the places that formed this region. It also examined notions of paradise lost and found, lessons learned and forgotten, and traditions cherished and rejected.
Artists: Vyacheslav Akhunov, Muratbek Djoumaliev, Gulnara Kasmalieva, Shahram Entekhabi, Simin Keramati, Khosro Khosravi, Almagul Menlibayeva, Rahraw Omarzad, Karan Reshad and Alexander Ugay.