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Etemad Art Gallery Sep 2013 Kimia Rahgozar Passerby 01
Tehran

For years now, I’ve been carrying my art around with me from one gallery to the next, like a cat carrying her kittens. And each time, I suffer from the fear of alienating one group or another.

This anxiousness led me to start a project where the audience and the subject unite (Photosophy), all the while remaining faithful to the camera and the traditional photographic techniques that I have been so very devoted to throughout my years working as a photographer.

My latest artistic prowls took place all the way across the world in Harlem, New York. There I sought out people who weren't familiar with or couldn't find their way to galleries. Or, maybe, the entrance to these galleries wasn't as wide as they would have liked it to be. It is for these reasons that I decided to bring the artwork to the people -- to engage them in a discussion about how they felt and what they saw the moment the artwork was presented to them. This is how Passerby was born.

Passerby is a documentation of this precious moment, the moment when art is removed from the confines of traditional art spaces and becomes one with the people.

Kimia Rahgozar, August 2013

نمایشگاه " کیمیا رهگذار " با عنوان " رهگذر" شهریور 1392 گالری اعتماد http://www.artin360.com/Etemad.htm

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