Tehran. (Iranart)-Work by Iranian artist Armin Amirian is on view in the exhibition “We’re Doing It ALL Wrong" Edward A. Dixon Gallery, American.
The driving question for this project: “Are the man-made tragedies of suffering, poverty, discrimination, and environmental degradation conditions that human beings are willing and able to eliminate or substantially reduce, or are we so entrenched in our individual and group beliefs that our actions that creat, e and foster these conditions are destined to persist throughout the remainder of human history?
Artists from across the United States and throughout the world answered the call for this exhibition to add their perspective to the issues they see around them and in doing so provide more opportunity for recognition, dialogue, and action that can bring much-needed change. These artists submitted artwork from countries around the world including Iran, Canada, Italy, the United Kingdom, Israel, New Zealand, and the United States.
A statement for the exhibition, the organizers said, “Art can be a unifying force. It can be thought-provoking and informative. With that in mind, the Edward A. Dixon Gallery created the project entitled, "We’re Doing It ALL Wrong™". A gallery initiative to highlight issues large and small that have persisted in our cultures, institutions, organizations, spiritual lives, and governments for far too long. The goal is to have conversations that lead to new ways to tackle old problems. “Too many times, we’ve continued to do things because they’re tradition or that’s the way we’ve always done it. However, it’s time for a change and in some cases a fresh start. There are too many issues that affect our daily lives, our futures, and our planet that need real, long-lasting solutions, now.” ~ Ed Dixon, Gallery Owner.
The 3 month-long exhibitions opening in May 2021 titled "We’re Doing It ALL Wrong™" seek to create dialogue and spark ideas related to the many ways humanity continually fails itself. Artists were encouraged to submit artwork that captures or is a comment on a tradition, a system, a practice, an institution, or anything they see that needs repair or removal that has existed in this condition for far too long. Another ambitious goal of the exhibition is to find a signature piece or pieces of artwork that while keeping to the exhibition’s theme defines our current period in history from the artist’s viewpoint.
One art piece can tell so many stories and the goal is to find pieces that will speak to future generations and tell a story about our time. Each artist was required to submit original Artwork (no reproductions) except in the case of Digital Artwork or Photography.”
A virtual display of this art fair will be available at http://www.weredoingitallwrong.com.