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Iranian born photographer at Black Dog

The Black Dog Space opens a new exhibition by the Iranian born photographer Afshin Dehkordi

Ahram Online, Wednesday 14 Sep 2011
Afshin Dehkordi
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Muniments: Iran is a glimpse into one of the world’s most fascinating and contentious cultures, seen through the eyes of the photographer caught between the utopia of a perceived reality and the ambiguity of physical borders.

Featuring the works Notes from an unknown Iranian journalist, Salted Scenes I–VI, Taxonomy Of Time and Black Lake White Mountain, the exhibition tackles themes of cultural identity, and the way it is refracted and reconstructed through imagery and the media.

The works demonstrate the underlying drama and the construction of the “story” inherent to journalism. The relationship between immigration, architecture and borders and the dichotomy of documentary and fiction is at the heart of Muniments.

This unique and inspiring exhibition will be brought into focus for a week of special events at Black Dog, including a talk by the artist and panel discussions, to contextualise the theme of the exhibition and explore representations of Iran.

Afshin Dehkordi was born in Iran in 1975 and studied Mathematics and Languages at UCL and Economics at Harvard. His critically acclaimed work has been exhibited across the UK and abroad. Dehkordi undertakes his artistic practice alongside award-winning work for the BBC.

The exhibition will open at Black Dog Space in London on 30 September and will continue until 11 November

* Muniments is a legal term for evidence that indicates ownership of an asset, notably land.

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