Recommended Exhibiton + Concert: “Are We Already Gone? Artists On the Art of Leaving”

Flickerlab LogoCurated by Negin Sharifzadeh

Date: September 21 through September 28, 2014
Studio: FlickerLab (78 Crosby Street, Suite: #203, NY, NY 10012)
Time: 11am to 7pm

Opening Reception: Sunday, September 21, from 5-9pm

Animation and technology studio FlickerLab is leaving their studios in SoHo and headed to Dumbo, Brooklyn. In celebration of this transformation and farewell, FlickerLab is sponsoring the exhibition Are We Already Gone? Artists On the Art of Leaving, a Time-Mark after their 15 years in Manhattan.

Artwork: Naghmeh

Artwork: Naghmeh

There is a bifurcation of the notion of time and space. We are already gone for certain,
but where we are going or are going qua going is the way it is going to go.
Ahmed Issawi

There is an ambiguity and a sense of the unknown in the act of leaving. To leave is to forever transform the thing that is left, and to enter into metamorphosis oneself, by growth, change of location, status, identity, or death.

Curator Negin Sharifzadeh has gathered together a group of more than 30 artists from around the world, most displaced in one way or another from their point of origin, exploring the transformations they have experienced from this displacement and all of life’s other dislocations.

Ahmed Issawi, director of Alwan for the Arts, says, “In so far as art should reflect its environment or contend with the problematics of representation, Are We Already Gone, curated by Negin Sharifzadeh, a variable composition of installations, sculptures, and conceptual visual and sound pieces, is emblematic of a world of impermanence, of wondering whether one has wandered away or is still here. Not merely are the works themselves concerned with incompletion, sculptural or architectural suspension, identity not as a notion bequeathed through birth rather as a transformative ongoing process of migration and exile, but more so in where the “art” is displayed: in closets, on kitchen counters, workplace, home, if we know what home is anymore.”


Opening Reception Sunday September 21st, from 5-9pm
September 22nd-September 28th, 11 am to 7 pm (or by appointment)
FlickerLab, 78 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012

Live music by SoSaLa

Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi on saxephones & vocals & Baba Don (Last Poets) on congas, djembe & other percussion
Date: Thursday September 25th from 7-9pm
Tickets: $10 online purchase here/$12 at the Event

Curator walk-through

Date: September 27, 5-7pm (RSVP to
For press inquiries, other images, or more information, contact Negin Sharifzadeh: or 917- 969-1979

Artist LineUp

FlickerLab Artist Line Up