ABBAS KIAROSTAMI: DOORS WITHOUT KEYS
ABBAS KIAROSTAMI: DOORS WITHOUT KEYS
  • Date:November 21, 2015 - March 28, 2016

Prepare yourself for a journey through memory and imagination with this remarkable installation piece by acclaimed Iranian photographer, poet, and filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami.

Walls and doors are both boundaries and barriers. Yet doors offer us hope of entry or of escape — hope for connection, for finding another world, for finding freedom. With this evocative premise, Abbas Kiarostami presents the world premiere of his installation piece, Doors Without Keys.

Photographed over two decades in Iran, Italy, France, and Morocco, these weathered doors have been witnesses to the many lives lived behind, through, and before them. Presented at life size on canvas, they are works of art that transcend their origins of time and place.

This is the first solo artist exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum and a rare opportunity for visitors to explore Kiarostami’s prolific multidisciplinary practice. Enjoy a remarkable film series — Seeing Beyond the Visible: The Films of Abbas Kiarostami — programmed to complement this evocative installation Doors Without Keys — and gain invaluable insight into the work of this versatile artist, poet, and filmmaker.

Organized by the Aga Khan Museum.


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