With Alfred Seiland, a familiar face returns to the MNHA this autumn. Following his 2014 exhibition Imperium Romanum, the Austrian photographer will present his latest project IRAN BETWEEN TIMES for the first time this November.

The exhibition includes a selection of approximately 60 photographs from Seiland's Iran series, which he began in 2017. Similar to his previous project, IRAN BETWEEN TIMES draws on the interplay between past and present and the ways in which people relate to it. The selection encompasses landscape photographs, illustrating the rich and complex history of Iran, as well as photographs of unadulterated scenes from everyday Iranian life. Analogue large-format photographs, for which Seiland is known, alternate with more spontaneous medium-format camera shots, always maintaining the uniform visual language from his previous Imperium Romanum series. With this project, the photographer aims to challenge the viewer to critically think about how Western media oftentimes fail to represent an unprejudiced and unbiased view of the former Persian Empire, and to reflect at the same time on the major socio-political topics that are at the forefront of Iran's society today. A program of educational events is planned alongside the exhibition, including workshops, themed tours and a lecture series. The catalogue will be available in the museum shop, online at and in bookshops.

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From Friday 26.11.2021 to Sunday 11.09.2022




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