Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Summer Soirees 2009 continues with a Celebration of Freedom

Summer Soirees 2009 continue it's second round of fun this week!

If you live in NYC and want to see the Iran Inside Out exhibit before it closes, come join us at the Chelsea Art Museum this Thursday (August 20th) and two weeks from now (September 3) for a fun celebration of freedom!

The event is a fundraiser for the Chelsea Art Museum and tickets are priced:
$20 general admission
$40 (includes a gift while supplies last)
$70 (includes a one year membership)

For your contribution at the door, you get an evening of open bar cocktails, compliments of the fine people @ Tanqueray, live beats to make your buns shake and visual stimulants from VJ Pixalot.

For the culturally inclined, interviews with the curators and artists will be posted on our Arts and Culture web site after the event @ http://www.smac.us and there is a range of press available online regarding the exhibition which has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Art Das Kunstmagazin, just to name a few.

The address is 556 West 22nd Street @ 11th Avenue

We'll go from 6 - 11 pm. Come early and stay late.

Here's a shout out from Time Out:


About the Exhibition

The groundbreaking exhibition itself features 35 artists living and working in Iran, some exhibiting abroad for the first time, alongside 20 others from around the world living in the Diaspora. The result is a multifarious portrait of 55 contemporary Iranian artists challenging the conventional perceptions of Iran and Iranian art.

In Iran Inside Out, 210 contemporary works comprising of painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation come together, in a rare moment which allows visitors an intimate look into the people, both inside and outside a country that is more complex than images of veiled women, worn out calligraphy and what a handful of other emblematic images would suggest.

Pooneh Maghazehe, Hell's Puerto Rico Performance Still, Digital C-print 2008 copyright artist and courtesy Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery

***Must be 21 years and older to attend, so bring ID.

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