Arbitrary Lines- Exhibition | Hinterland Galerie – Vienna

Arbitrary Lines

Nebras Hoveizavi | Sanaz Sohrabi | Sona Safaei Sooreh | Sara Abbasnejad | Anahita Hekmat | Jaleh Nesari | Negar Yaghmaeian

Hinterland Galerie – Vienna

Oct 29, 2020 – Jan 9, 2021

Curated by Amirali Ghasemi

Arbitrary Lines – Part one

Oct 29, 2020 – Nov 21, 2020

Nebras Hoveizavi | Sanaz Sohrabi | Sona Safaei-Sooreh

OPENING I: Oct 28, 2020 – 7pm

Arbitrary Lines – Part Two

Nov 25, 2020- Jan 9, 2021

Sara Abbasnejad | Anahita Hekmat | Jaleh Nesari | Negar Yaghmaeian

OPENING II: Nov 25, 2020 – 7:00 pm

“Arbitrary Lines” is a project by New Media Society – Tehran and Parking Video Library, which gathers seven lens-based artists who live around the globe. Their unique approaches and research-based, one by one, question mass media, representations of the other, and the silent process of marginalization via micro/macro narratives where the boundaries of intimate stories and personal spaces blur with the manifestations of the socio-political.

Using various resources from print media, found-footage, and testimonies in public archives to collage and 3D models inspired by advertisements, their multifaceted perspectives reflect fragmented realities and fables, simultaneously. Most importantly, their cameras dare to capture the vague and elusive lines of segregation and normalization. Hence, the ambiguity within those imaginaries allows them to bypass the nostalgia loops and reveal the vulnerability of the system at the same time.

· Since there are only 6 people allowed in the gallery and 12 outside, we kindly ask you to book a time slot in advance – please wear a mouth-nose-protection while visiting the exhibition and keep the safe distance.

We’re looking forward to your visit!

Special thanks to Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts  for supporting Sona Safaei’s project.