Pass, 2021
The virtual exhibition opening and performance held from June 25 to August 27, 2021, was a remarkable event that featured the works of six Iranian artists, namely Tara Abtahi, Shahram Entekhabi, Hanie Kashani, Shiva Seyedi, Farnaz Naserbakht, and Hesam Nikfal. The exhibition was organized by Factory TT and Asieh Salimian, with Shahram Entekhabi serving as the invited curator. The exhibition provided a unique opportunity for artists to showcase their works, connect with audiences, and inspire change through artistic activism.
The exhibition's timing was crucial as the COVID-19 pandemic had significantly limited artistic activities in Iran and around the world. To address this challenge, Entekhabi invited his performance friends to an outdoor field in Tehran to showcase their works through performance and spontaneous creations. This process was broadcast live online, making it accessible to a broader audience and demonstrating the potential of virtual exhibitions to connect artists and audiences.
The current societal circumstances in Iran present significant challenges for artists who are seeking to innovate and express their creativity. Creativity, artistic, and social activities are confined to narrow frameworks, subcultures are facing extinction, and transparent and predictable thoughts dominate. In such an environment, artists have a crucial role to play in promoting cultural diversity and social progress through their work. By taking unconventional paths and innovating new structures and expressions, artists can overcome the obstacles in their path and create meaningful experiences for audiences.
However, organizing exhibitions in Iran can be a significant challenge due to the limited resources and infrastructure available. This is where the necessity of artistic activism becomes apparent. By leveraging their creativity and resourcefulness, artists can take on the responsibility of creating and sharing their works while advocating for greater support and recognition from society and the government. Artistic activism is, therefore, crucial for promoting the arts and inspiring change in environments where independent institutes and support for the arts are lacking.
The Pass exhibition organized by Factory TT and Asieh Salimian, with Shahram Entekhabi as the invited curator, was a remarkable event that showcased the works of Iranian artists and highlighted the importance of artistic activism in promoting cultural diversity and social progress. The exhibition demonstrated the potential of virtual exhibitions to connect artists and audiences and provided a platform for artists to innovate and express their creativity in challenging circumstances.

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تارا ابطحی, شهرام انتخابی, هانیه کاشانی, شیوا سیدی, فرناز ناصربخت, و حسام نیک‌ فال
تیر تا ۵ شهریور ۱۴۰۰ فکتوری تی تی , تهران - برلین
در زمانی که انسان معاصر که دچار رخوت ذهنی شده در غالب ظاهری فعال ظاهر می‌شود و خلاقیت و فعالیت های هنری و اجتماعی محدود به یک سلسله چارچوب ها شده و خرده فرهنگ ها رو به نابودی می‌روند و انسانی شیشه ای با افکار و خلاقیت قابل پیش بینی متولد می‌شود؛ چرا که این چارچوب ها هستند که مسیر افکار را مشخص می‌کنند. هنرمند در این زمان مسئولیت ابداع ساختاری جدید و بیانی نو را به عهده می‌گیرد و قدم در مسیری غیر معمول می‌گذارد

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Factory TT was initiated in 2015 by Shahram Entekhabi and Asieh Salimian.
NOTE: Factory TT is neither supported by any government, nor any political interest, ideology or religion.