Exhibit | Miradas Paralelas (Parallel Looks). Iran-Spain: Photographers in the Mirror

ON VIEW from Tuesday, September 18 until Sunday, December 9, 2018.

Miradas Paralelas (Parallel Looks). Iran-Spain: Photographers in the Mirror, provides the platform for the first encounter of twelve female photographers from Iran and Spain who, from such distant origins, unmistakably surprise us with their affinities. Curators Zara Fernández and Santiago Olmo’s sharp look has brought together in six well-differentiated couples.

Shadi Gadirian and Soledad Córdoba’s symbolic universe; Cristina García Rodero and Hengameh Golestan, an authentic lyrical poetry of black and white weddings; the luminous papers, the profound colors that cross time in Rana Javadi and Amparo Garrido’s metaphorical portraits; weightless presences move through Ghazaleh Hedayat and Mayte Vieza’s cosmos; and disturbing meetings, urban visions, silent portraits, stories of fragility and solitude in María Zarazúa and Newsha Tavakolian’s photographs.

Organized by NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center and the Consulate General of Spain in New York and co-sponsored by the Embassy of Spain in Washington D.C., NYU Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, Spain’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), and the Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation.

Created by the Cultural Association of the Western Mediterranean (MED-OCC) in March 2016 and directed by Zara Fernández de Moya and Diego Moya. With the support of Spain’s Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, the Embassy of Iran in Spain, Persépolis Cultural Center in Madrid, and NYU Silsila Center for Material Histories.