January 29 to February 4, 2010.
opening reception January 29, 2010 7-10pm
Dialogue: Presented by IRUS art (an intercultural collaborative art show between artists in Iran and the U.S.)
Opening: 7-10 PM, Friday, January 29th
Discussion Panel: 5-7 PM, Saturday, January 30th
The Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219-21 South Morgan Street, Chicago.
Two teams of artists, one in Tehran and another in Denver have assembled under one name: IRUS (Iran – United States). Starting with our mutual respect for art, we have established collaborative projects between our groups. During a one-year period, each group initiated a creative piece and mailed incomplete works back and forth through completion between our two cities: either directly or through friends, relatives or acquaintances who were traveling between the U.S. and Iran. This show demonstrates the fruit of that one-year period: a vibrant collection of intercultural pieces designed to celebrate cultural differences and find harmony through art.Using “Dialogue” as our theme, it is our goal to present the perspectives of each group in a respectful, trusting and encouraging manner. In this process, we are not only developing art, but also participating in a functional dialogue with each other as artists and individuals. One component of the show is the Persian story of Scheherazade alongside the stories of Mark Twain as a conceptual framework for the art, further promoting the exploration of, and interaction between the two cultures.
For the first time in Chicago we will be displaying our dialogue to the public
beginning January 29th till February 4th at the Co-Prosperity Sphere gallery. A
discussion panel with five of the IRUS art artists will be held on January 30th, 5-7 PM.