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Are We Already Gone?


Are We Already Gone?

Harold Moss, Founder & Creative Director of FlickerLab:

Animation and technical studio FlickerLab is leaving their studios in SoHo and headed to Dumbo, Brooklyn. In celebration of this transformation and farewell, FlickerLab is sponsoring the exhibition Are We Already Gone? Artists on the Art of Leaving, a Time Mark after their 15 years in Manhattan.

Are We Already Gone?
Artists on the Art of Leaving
FlickerLab Exhibition
Curated by Negin Sharifzadeh
On view September 21st - September 28th

There is an ambiguity and a sense of the unknown in the act of leaving. To leave is to forever transform the thing that
is left, and to enter into metamorphosis oneself, by growth, change of location, status, identity, or death.
Curator Negin Sharifzadeh has gathered together a group of more than 30 artists from around the world, Canada, Iran, France, India, Greece, Pakistan,Denmark,Algeria...
most displaced in one way or another from their point of origin, exploring the transformations they have experienced from this displacement and all of life’s other dislocations.

Ahmed Issawi, Director of Alwan for the Arts, says, “In so far as art should reflect its environment or contend with
the problematics of representation, Are We Already Gone, curated by Negin Sharifzadeh, a variable composition
of installations, sculptures, and conceptual visual and sound pieces, is emblematic of a world of impermanence, of wondering whether one has wandered away or is still here. Not merely are the works themselves concerned with
incompletion, sculptural or architectural suspension, identity not as a notion bequeathed through birth rather as
a transformative ongoing process of migration and exile, but more so in where the "art" is displayed: in closets, on
kitchen counters, workplace, home, if we know what home is anymore. There is a bifurcation of the notion of time
and space. We are already gone for certain, but where we are going or are going qua going is the way it is going to
go, is perhaps what Sharifzadeh, an Iranian in Brooklyn, New York, subconsciously trying to explore.”

Opening Reception Sunday September 21st, from 5-9pm
September 22nd-September 28th, 11 am to 7 pm (or by appointment)
FlickerLab, 78 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012

Saxophone and Percussion by Sohrab Saadat Lajevardi & Baba Don
Thursday September 25th from 7-9pm (Tickets $10)

September 27th, 5-7pm (RSVP to bmVnaW4gfCBuZWdpbnNoYXJpZnphZGVoICEgY29t)
For press inquiries, other images, or more information
contact: Negin Sharifzadeh
( http://neginsharifzadeh.com/?s=curatorial).
(917) 969-1979

I'd like to thank my team, Azita Adib : Curatorial assistant and Drew Blomquist: Art professional and Art installer.

Featured Artists are:
Setareh Arashloo
Emily Auchincloss
Negar Behbahani
Golnaz Behrouznia
Orit Bin Shitrit
Marcy Chevali
Ruby Chishti
Ali Chitsaz
Jenn Dierdorf
Leonard Downs Reese
Mike Estabrook
Matthieu Fappani
Roya Farassat
Naghmeh Farzaneh
Serge Hamad
Joshua Hart
Meena Hasan
Lucy Hodgson
Vandana Jain
Suprina Kenney
Francine LeClercq
Dante Mann
Reza Marvashti
Ruth Mora
Marjan Moghaddam
Mary Linda Moss
Aphrodite Desirée Navab
Moojan Nazmi Ansari
Jonna Pedersen
Nooshin Rostami
Mehran Saber
Mona Saeed Kamal
Sepideh Salehi
Romy Scheroder
Negin Sharifzadeh
Zartosht Soltani
Kamran Taherimoghaddam
Katherine Toukhy
Katayoun Vaziri
Shadi Yousefian

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