After several years of darkness and silence, relations between Iran and the West are gradually improving. During this time of political upheavals and diplomatic ups and downs, what has suffered more than anything else is cultural dialogue. Cultural exchanges are what allow a society to endure and evolve, and without such exchanges language and culture becomes outdated and worn out.
RTL:LTR has been arranged in such a context to create a cultural exchange between Iran and Austria.
The title of the exhibition has been taken from the acronyms LTR and RTL, which are used to indicate the direction of writing from left to right, or vice versa in information age.
This exhibition is curated by Iranian artist/curator(s) Tarlan Rafiee and Yashar Samimi Mofakham and Peter Assmann, Austrian artist/curator and supported by Bread & Salt Projects.
Iranian artists participating in this exhibition: Samira Alikhanzadeh, Mojtaba Amini, Reza Aramesh, Ghazaleh Avarzamani, Mazdak Ayari, Ala Ebtekar, Saeed Ensafi, Behnaz Ghasemi, Narges Hashemi, Sahand Hesamiyan, Farokh Mahdavi, Farnaz Rabiejah, Tarlan Rafiee, Yashar Samimi Mofakham, Golnaz Taheri.
Austrian artists participating in this exhibition: Peter Assmann, Christine Bauer, Josef Bauer, Herbert Egger, Thomas Enzenhofer, Ursula Guttmann, Markus Anton Huber, Walter Kainz, Marion Kilianowitsch, Maria Meusburger, Josef Ramaseder, Wolfgang Maria Reiter, Markus Riebe, Eckart Sonnleitner, Erich Spindler, Isa Stein, Andreas Strohhammer