Fly With the Cage
Showcasing artists inspired by the recent Iranian movement.

July 30 - August 2, 2009

Opening reception: Friday, July 31  7 - 10 pm

Fly With the Cage - Artists inspired by the recent Iranian movement.

"If you can't fly out of the cage, Fly with the Cage" - Sufi Proverb

We are proud to present Fly with the Cage, a four-day Iranian art exhibition showcasing distinguished expressions by extraordinary artists. The event is being held at the Lennox Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto.

In an attempt to draw attention to the recent events in Iran, this exhibition brings together artists to tell the stories of Iranian people. The exhibition aims to provide an opportunity for artists to convey their concerns through the unique medium of art, as an alternative way of expression.

The recent violence in Iran has affected a variety of people, including the artistic community. Widespread censorship has made it extremely difficult for citizens to communicate their message to the international community. It is of great importance to have artists from around the world represent the growing amount of silenced voices inside Iran.

The occasion is intended to unite artists and extend public awareness of the current crisis in Iran. Works to be featured include performance arts, music, poetry-readings, paintings, photography, documentary films and much more. In addition, there will be panel discussions on the state of the artistic community in Iran.

The entire exhibition is free of admission.

OPENING INFORMATION:

Thursday, July 30:
12:00-5:00 PM - Open for Public Viewing

Friday, July 31:
12:00-5:00pm – Open for Public Viewing documentary screening throughout the day
7:00-10:00 pm – Reception Live Music performance by: Maneli & Mohsen Jamal Sina Salimi

Saturday, August 1:
12:00-5:00 pm – Open for Public Viewing Poetry reading, panel discussions and movie screenings
7:00-10:00 pm – Reception Live music performances by:
Shahin Fayaz 8:00-8:30 PM
Chakavak Ensemble 8:30-9:30 PM

Sunday August 2:
12:00-5:00 pm – Open for Public Viewing Live music performances throughout the day Captive Groove Amanda Zelina Mehdi Rezainia Limited space ( first come, first serve )

www.flywiththecage.org

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