CAMA Gallery of Iranian art presents an exhibition of photographs by prestigious Iranian film directors.
Time Lapse features the work of Cannes Film Festival award-winning directors Jafar Panahi and Abbas Kiarostami, Cannes Film festival award nominee Nasser Taghvai, award-winning documentary maker Kamran Shirdel, San Sebastian International Film Festival award-winning director Majid Barzegar, World Press Photo award-winning Cinematographer Seifollah Samadian and celebrated actor and Cairo film festival award-winning director Hamid Jebeli.
Director Jafar Panahi, associated with the Iranian new wave movement, won the Caméra d’Or at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival for his film The White Balloon, the first major award won by an Iranian film at Cannes. Panahi made headlines recently as he was unable to attend the Cannes film festival after having been placed under house arrest and given a twenty-year ban on speaking to the media or directing any films. In spite of this the director has managed to secretly shoot several films, including Closed Curtain which was smuggled to Cannes in a USB drive hidden inside a cake.
Time Lapse celebrates Iranian cinema and its international reach, and simultaneously demonstrates the talent of the directors, stretching beyond dynamic filmmaking to the creation of fine art.
The exhibition will be on display at CAMA London from 7th – 30th of September 2018. A panel discussion, centered on Iranian film, photography and the art market will take place on 7th of September at 6pm featuring: Iain Robertson, Head of Art Business Studies at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, David Campany,Writer, Curator,Artist and Teacher at the University of Westminster,Adriaan van Heerden,Award-Winning International FineArt Photographer, Mahmoud Kalari, Iranian Cinematographer, Screenwriter, Film Director and Photographer, Seifollah Samadian, Iranian Director and Cinematographer, Majid Barzegar, Iranian Filmmaker, Director, Producer, and Writer.
CAMA Gallery aims to be a leading force in the growth and expansion of the art industry in Iran and the Middle East. CAMA London is the only gallery of Iranian art in the UK’s capital and aims to provide a politically neutral platform on which to showcase the wealth of artistic talent in Iran. CAMA presents all genres of Modern and Contemporary Iranian art in international exhibitions and online, and offers Iranian artists exposure and global recognition.
A panel discussion around the exhibition will take place on 7 September from 6-7pm. Rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAMA London: 19 Dacre Street, London, SW1H 0DJ