ART GALLERY & SCHOOL
Founded by artist and teacher Nahid Hagigat
Dancing Where the Dreams Live
Curated by Nahid Hagigat
Located in Brooklyn at
The Bridge and Tunnel Gallery
After over a year and a half of shutdown, distancing, and virtual correlation, we are extremely excited for you to experience this unique and exclusive body of work in person.
‘Dancing Where The Dreams Live’ brings together seven world-renowned and celebrated American-Iranian artists in a group exhibition at the inaugural opening of The Bridge and Tunnel gallery.
Hadi Hazavei, Nicky Nodjoumi, Sudi Sharafshahi, and Nahid Hagigat met in the mid 1960’s in Tehran University. Through years of creating art, partaking in solo and group exhibitions, and living as artists in NYC, they connected with more Iranian artists who later became life-long friends. Among those artists were Shahram Karimi, Nazanin Noroozi, and Farshid Shafiey.
From paintings to etchings, sculpture and installations, Dancing Where The Dreams Live brings the circle of old friends together for the first time under one roof to share their stories and dreams through their timeless creations. On view from October 9th through November 6th.
Health and Safety Protocols
In light of the recent outbreak of the Delta variant, we want to reassure you that we will do everything we can to create a comfortable, enjoyable, and safe experience for everyone.
While protocols may change and evolve as new information becomes available, we ask all audience members, regardless of vaccination status, to do their part to create a safe environment for everyone.
All patrons over the age of 12 will be required to show either proof of COVID-19 vaccination. For ease of access, please use the NYS Excelsior Pass Wallet to upload vaccine records, prior to entering the venue. The Excelsior Pass is available free of charge for all patrons who received their test or vaccine in New York State.
Face masks that cover the nose and mouth will be required for all indoor performances, regardless of vaccination status. Masks must be worn for the duration of the performance. Patrons who refuse to keep their masks on will be asked to leave the venue without a refund. This policy is by the State of New York requirements for activities held indoors.
If you’re not feeling well, have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or have had close contact with anyone who is confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19, please stay home!
Current Online Exhibit
Working People, Etchings from 1972
by Nahid Hagigat
Each individual etching is $1,500
Collection of the 7 etchings is $8,500
Walls of Downtown Tehran
by Mehdi Gooran Savadkoohi
Online Exhibit – December 2020 through March 2021
Mehdi Gooran Savadkoohi is a street photographer and a prominent graphic designer whose work documents Tehran’s urban spaces, graffiti and cityscapes in an unconventional, poetic, and often abstract manner. His curious lens introduces a rarely seen point of views to the walls of downtown Tehran that is a complex matrix of texture, colors and mark-making.
Savadkoohi often walks for miles in the downtown neighborhoods, block-by-block and alley-by-alley, never missing a dead end, selectively capturing the traces left behind by regular Tehraners. He never edits his images after he takes the shots. Savadkoohi’s close-up photographs of the graffitist, posters, pieces of shoddy engineering, layers of bad paint jobs, and slogans sprayed on these walls may seem like an abstract work of art. But they also carry a forceful history of the presence of ordinary citizens who engage with a built environment that verges on controlled chaos.
Savadkoohi’s works have been included in many exhibitions and platforms including Golestan Gallery, Iran Graphic Design Biennial, and Tehran’s Graphic Museum. He is the founder of Simorgh Graphic Design Studio, co-founder of “Co-operative Tehran Graphic Designers”, and a member of Iranian Graphic Design Association among others. Savadkoohi lives and works in Tehran, Iran.
All photographs are Edition of 10. $450.00 unframed, 14×11 inches print size. All other sizes are on demand.
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