The Wapping Project Announces New Acquisitions

April 17, 2014 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers | Comment | |

The Wapping Project \ Bankside has announced the acquisition of two works by British-Iranian photographer Mitra Tabrizian. These include The Long Wait and Deadly Affair, both from the Border series. Both of these pictures have been acquired by the Freer and Sackler galleries at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. A third Tabrizian image, Tehran 2006, has been acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum (LACMA).

The Wapping Project Press Release

Museum Acquisitions – The Smithsonian Institution Washington DC.

I am delighted to announce the acquisition of the following superb works by the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M Sackler Gallery Smithsonian Institution Washington DC – The Long Wait and Deadly Affair, both from the Border Series (2005).

LA COUNTY MUSEUM (LACMA) has acquired Mitra Tabrizian’s Tehran 2006

Mitra Tabrizian says:

Border focuses on Iranians in ‘exile’ and their ‘untold’ stories, using the codes of documentary, yet deviating from the usual generic approach. Combing fact and fiction, and reminiscent of movie posters, the work portrays fragments of the stories of individuals in exile.

Born in Tehran, Mitra Tabrizian has had a solo exhibitions at Tate Britain (2008) and Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2006). Light from the Middle East at the Victoria and Albert Museum (November 2012). Her recent book, Another Country was published by Hatje Cantz in March 2012. Her works are held in major public collections across the world, including ICA Boston; Museum Folkwang, Essen; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; Victoria and Albert Museum, London and The Arts Council of Great Britain. She is currently preparing her first full length feature film, Gholan, to be shot in London in late 2014.

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