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Associate Artist: Abbas Zahedi

Age of Many Posts

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Age of Many Posts is an expanded public programme curated by our Associate Artist Abbas Zahedi.

Commissioned to work in parallel to Postwar Modern, Zahedi will explore the parallels between our current moment and the reality faced by artists working in the postwar period.

Encompassing an open studio, public tours, talks, digital offerings, screenings, performances and a weekend-long takeover event, Zahedi will respond directly to artists, artworks and themes presented in the exhibition.

While Postwar Modern explores art produced between 1945 to 65, its context resonates keenly with now. As the UK emerges from more than a decade of austerity, the socio-cultural reverberations of Brexit, and ongoing struggles and upheavals in the campaign for racial and gender equality, while facing the challenges of a global pandemic and the climate emergency, we are asking similarly probing questions about what kind of society we want and need to be.




Abbas Zahedi’s interdisciplinary practice blends contemporary philosophy, poetics, and social dynamics with sound, sculpture, and other performative media. With an emphasis on how personal and collective histories interweave, Zahedi makes connections whenever possible with those around, in proximity to, or involved with the particular situations upon which he focuses. Through a non-approximate approach, one foregrounding the multiple specificities of a cite/site and those beyond sight, Zahedi invites others into an ongoing conversation. It is through careful gestures that Zahedi’s practice is enunciated.