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Openhouse Gallery
379 Broome Sttreet
East Village / Lower East Side
August 23 - August 25, 2012
Reception: Thursday, August 23, 7 - 9 PM
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Klerkx Art Agency (Amsterdam, Holland) and Neverheard Inc. (Brooklyn, NY) is honoured to announce: MADE IN IRAN, the highly anticipated New York debut of the young Iranian street artists (and brothers): ICY AND SOT.

MADE IN IRAN is a groundbreaking display of the internationally acclaimed street art duo featuring new stencil works and site-specific installations. The show will open on Thursday 23rd of August at 6 PM at OPENHOUSE 379 Broome Street, and runs till August 26th.

Hailing from the city of Tabriz in North West Iran, brothers ICY AND SOT continue on their creative crusade to traverse pre-conceived perceptions of traditional Iranian art’s brevity through their highly intricate yet striking stencil artworks. Despite Iran’s cultural flourishing since the 2009 uprisings in Tehran, the challenges faced by creative free expression in the country are a constant struggle for its artists and society today. It is an oppressive force that provokes the Iranian art scene to fluctuate between an inhibited elegance and raw underground energy. This ambiguity is reflected in the vulnerable yet hopeful deep-set imagery of ICY AND SOT’s street art.

Using western street art approaches, the artists’ polarized themes of love and hate, war and peace, and hope and despair are manifested into the spectral faces of the innocent.
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