Hannah Darabi − Soleil of Persian Square
Exhibition run: 3 December 2022 – 28 January 2023
Gallery closed: 24 December – 9 January
In the exhibition Soleil of Persian Square, Hannah Darabi embarks on a search for the visual identity of the Iranian diaspora in Los Angeles. Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, which resulted in an enormous wave of emigration, the largest Iranian community outside of Iran is found in the United States. Slightly more than one-third of Iranians living in the United States settled in Los Angeles and surrounding small towns, particularly Orange County. Hannah Darabi tries to give a face to this area, colloquially known as "Tehrangeles".
Sophia Kesting – Rewriting the Photographic Image
Exhibition at FOTOHOF studio: 3 December 2022 – 28 January 2023
Opens: 2 December, 7 pm
Since 2020, the Leipzig-based artist Sophia Kesting has been working with FOTOHOF archiv's holdings at its invitation, developing strategies for discussing and appropriating historical materials used in the medium of photography. It is not the artistic positions at the center of the FOTOHOF archiv that serve Sophia Kesting as material for her artistic research project.