[Curator Dr. Layla Diba, Nazee Koltz, gallery owner Leila Heller. Photos by JACKIE SNOW for PMc] Yesterday, the UES art scene was moving and shaking to a different beat at the Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery. The exhibition entitled, Selseleh/Zelzeleh: Movers & Shakers in Contemporary Iranian Art, is a group show made up of 40 artists, all of whom are Iranian (or hold that as their heritage). Art Log explains the title of the show and its purpose- "Selseleh/Zelzeleh (loosely translated as Tradition/Tremor) seeks to illuminate the depth and richness of Iranian art from the post WWII generation to the present." Since some of this art (of all different media) has never been shown in the US, its definitely a must-see.
Houshyar Kasani, Amir Raiss, Niki Manray
Bodo Korsig, John Dewitt
Sam Bardaouil, Leila Heller
Pamela Peeters, Eric Hunt Slater
Janina Joffe, Jessica Joffe, Darius Yektai
Scott Cantini, Pouran Jinchi
Martin Saar, Faranak Amirsaleh
Dana Farouki , Saman Westberg
Thursday, May 23
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.