Chisenhale Gallery presents the first UK solo exhibition by Nasrin Tabatabai and Babak Afrassiabi. Seep is an installation of video projections, objects and prints. The exhibition is produced in partnership with Delfina Foundation and co-commissioned with the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA).
In 2011, Tabatabai and Afrassiabi began a series of works that take as their point of departure two 20th-century archives in the UK and Iran. One produced by British Petroleum (BP—then known as the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company) documents the company’s operations in Iran beginning in 1908 and ending with the nationalisation of the oil industry in 1951; the other the collection of modern Western art acquired by the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art during the late 1970s and withdrawn from public display for twenty years following the Islamic revolution in 1979.
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