Hidden Wounds, Paper Bullets

Iran doesn’t have the best reputation in this part of the planet, what with being included in George W. Bush’s “axis of evil,” and having a president who has claimed “we don’t have homosexuals like in your country” and publicly wished for the collapse of Israel. But it’s precisely these types of situations that can foster the greatest art, which is kind of the point of “Hidden Wounds, Paper Bullets” at the Grand Central Arts Center. Using the Islamic Iranian Revolution of 1979 as a starting point, the exhibit brings together Iranian and Iranian-American artists to showcase a side of the culture otherwise invisible in America. Like any good exhibit, several panel discussions and events are planned to tie-in, including a walk-through with curator Elizabeth Little at 4 p.m. on Saturday, and an Iran and Contemporary Cinema Film Series screening at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Starts: Nov. 7. Continues through Jan. 10, 2009

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