In Jalal Sepehr’s awe-inspiring series Red Zone, traditional rugs are depicted paving a runway or a road that is sometimes obstructed and sometimes, seemingly, open to travelers. This work has been interpreted by art critics and gallerists in a multitude of ways.
To hear the artist’s own perspective, join Jalal Sepehr in conversation with our Managing Director, Lola Boatwright, to discuss Red Zone, which will be showcased in The Yard in Alserkal Avenue from February 6 - 12.
Free to attend. No registration required.
Jalal Sepehr is an Iranian artist who was born in Tehran in 1968, where he still lives and works. A self-taught photographer, he started taking pictures in 1994 while living in Japan (1991-96). Sepehr’s work has been featured in over eighty photography festivals, competitions, and collective exhibitions in and outside of Iran.
Sepehr’s series Red Zone reflects upon the turmoil currently facing the Middle East and beyond. Taking various forms, Sepehr’s symbolism attends to the challenges facing asylum seekers, the effects of war, and the process of endless emigration.