At this pivotal moment in history, Iran and the West have been engaged in what can be viewed as a sign of true progress amongst civilizations. But it must not be forgotten that this engagement has deep roots.
Washington D.C. (PRWEB) January 08, 2014
Diplôme is pleased to announce its first event of 2014, "A Window to Iran" held on January 23rd in Washington, D.C. The private exhibition will be shown from 6:30-9pm, at Majority Group Townhouse, 19 D St SE, in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Works from Pariyoush Ganji’s "Night Windows" series will be on display. The artist will be making a special appearance during the event.
Tehran-Based artist Pariyoush Ganji’s "Night Windows," reflect a worldview that is both uniquely Iranian and yet profoundly universal. The remarkable ten layers of paint create images that project light from darkness. Each layer of paint represents a particular perspective that guides the viewer through the depths of color, highlighting the ancient history of Iranian and human civilization. Ganji’s works have been described as abstract minimalism, but categorizing her with a broad brushstroke would be contrary to the artist’s intentions.
Pariyoush Ganji has been at the center of Iranian contemporary art since the movement began. After studying in Paris and London, she returned to her native Iran where she currently resides. Her works have been exhibited internationally, and are also housed in Washington, D.C. at the Meridian Center. Ganji’s contribution to Iranian contemporary art history is a vital expression of the country’s cultural enrichment it shares with the world.
Diplôme’s selection of Washington, D.C. for its first event of 2014 is no coincidence. At this pivotal moment in history, Iran and the West have been engaged in what can be viewed as a sign of true progress amongst civilizations. But it must not be forgotten that this engagement has deep roots, despite relatively short periods of misunderstanding. Persian and Western cultures have sustained each other over thousands of years through the transfer of knowledge in the Arts and Sciences, contributing to human achievement. Diplôme has chosen to seize this hopeful, yet fragile period to feature artists and works from Iran to venues in the United States. New York-based investment banker and Co-Founder of Diplôme Roozbeh Aliabadi states, "When cultures cannot be bridged; where physical boundaries breed misunderstanding; When history tells us that we are destined to make terrible mistakes...Only Art can weave together so brilliantly all the world's chaos and structural limits."
In addition to the Washington D.C. event, Diplôme will be hosting at numerous venues primarily in Miami and New York during 2014. David Karg, Co-Founder and Director describes why the art consultancy chose Miami as its home: "Miami is one of the world’s most dynamic cultural centers. It is tempting to paint a picture that it’s merely the ‘Gateway to Latin America.’ There is a reason why some of the most highly-acclaimed international art fairs have attracted the multitudes of visitors each year. Today’s Wynwood is yesterday’s SoHo." While Diplôme’s consultants focus on the private placement of their artists’ works, the opportunities in a market that is highly underrepresented suggests their firm’s growth will be necessarily more visible in the near future.
The firm provides a tailored approach to their clients' unique tastes, creating a seamless experience. Its advisors have strategic partnerships with renowned galleries and artists. Diplôme's international team works to reduce inefficiencies that are inherent in today's art market. Focusing on art from the developing world, the consultancy offers high-touch services designed to deliver previously unattainable works.