9 June - 23 June 2017
Every GLUEHEADS exhibition is curated from works of different artists working with different mediums and collage techniques. The main goal of GLUEHEADS is to promote and encourage artists through the circulation and propagation of works in order to create new works in a spontaneous environment and build communities of artists and galleries engaged with collage works. The GLUEHEADS ambition is not only to document these ephemeral works, but in consideration of print medium, is also to be considered as substantial and comprehensive work in itself.
Since spring 2017, GLUEHEADS has been traveling to different cities including Istanbul (Turkey) and Tétouan (Morocco). The treatment of collage work and research are particular and unique to each city. Due to different partnerships and collaborations present in each location, it is intended that the resulting works shall reflect the artists’ own particular artistic practice, environment and situation. The aim of bringing GLUEHEADS in those cities is to draw dotted lines between Persian, Arabic, and Turkic cultures, to highlight the diversity and similarities between these cultures and their aesthetic, tradition, language and struggles. GLUEHEADS working approach can be categorized as research into visual clusters or cultural geologies. These are not ordered according to visual similarity, evident in the sense of an iconographic history of style but rather through relationships caused by an affinity for one another. Furthermore, GLUEHEADS curatorial practice of assembling is to create a story-telling tool in order to express concepts that would have taken many pages to explain and is a constant reminder that visual thoughts can carry meaning and vivid memories.
The special GLUEHEADS publication "Istanbul/Tétouan/Tehran" will be released in Fall 2017.
Mimi Amini, Yousha Bashir, Bahar Khalifeh, Manzar, Shirin Mohammad, Pari Moradi, Ketri Rugaz, and Sepide Zamani.
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Anelor Robin is a freelance curator/artist from France and is based in Berlin. She has worked as a curator for many art galleries and festivals in France and Germany and has individually developed several additional independent curatorial projects and group exhibitions. Her practice as an artist and her curatorial practice is mainly focused on collage, publishing, and installation.
In her curatorial work, Anelor considers the exhibitions she organizes as massive collages of different artistic elements. Regardless of the assembled works' origin, age, or medium, she feels obligated to find the best possible permeation of artists and artworks. As a lover of collage, she always enjoys finding new artists from around the world and imagining how their work can be best combined with the work of their contemporaries. Robin believes that culture tends to put people in boxes, which can be difficult to escape; therefore it is her curatorial aim to bring artists together that would normally not meet. Robin has found this to be the most surprising and satisfying method of organizing group exhibitions. Aroused by the Aby Warburg Mnemosyne Atlas concept, she believes in the power of images and all their potential combinations and diversions. Collage, to her reasoning, is the base of all art and creation.
Date and Location:
Pejman Foundation: Kandovan
9 – 23 June 2017, 4 – 8 PM
Opening: Friday, 9 June 2017, 4 – 8 PM
Photos by Mohammad Rezaee