Friday, January 07, 2011

Third Eye/I, White Box, NYC, December 21-2010-January 15, 2011

Curated by Raul Zamudio
in collaboration with Catinca Tabacaru
and Women’s Voices Now

White Box
329 Broome Street, New York
(212) 714-2347
December 21, 2010 - January 15, 2011 
Opening Reception Friday, December 24, 4-6pm


Anida Yoeu Al
Majeed Beenteha
Afroos Nasersharif
Celia Elslamieh Shomal
Camila Singh  
Masahiro Sugaro

Third Eye/I is an exhibition of recent video work and photography. The title tropes the cinematic parlance for the camera, known as “third eye,” with the notion of third space articulated by geographer Edward Soja and theorist Homhi Bhaba. The video works are idiosyncratically installed using monitors and projectors, which envelop White Box’s entire lower floor exhibition space.  The viewer walks into a house of mirrors where videos can be watched whether one looks across, down, up, or behind.

(Installment One) includes recent video works by artists from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran and Pakistan.  Certain works are currently viewable in Women's Voices Now's Women's Voices from the Muslim World: A Short-Film Festival.   

(Installment Two) includes recent experimental video and photographic works by artists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, the Netherlands, and the United States.  

Majeed Beenteha, Reflection 2, Red, White, Green, digital print and mirror on aluminum
20 x 24 in. each, 2009
Celia Elsamieh Shomal, Grace, single channel video with audio, 3min, 57 sec. 2010
Installation shot
installation view
The exhibition is dedicated to Jafar Panahi, Iran´s most celebrated filmmaker who is currently serving a prison sentence in Iran for supporting the opposition Green Movement during the uprisings in his country in 2010 :

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