In 2018, for the second consecutive year and in partnership with EUNIC and the Embassy of The Netherlands, 1646 collaborated with Kooshk Residency (Tehran) to realize an artistic exchange.
Iranian artist Farahnaz Jalilvand was our guest in The Hague from September to October, while Dutch artist Quinsy Gario was hosted by Kooshk to develop new work in Tehran.
Jalilvand is interested in conceptual art, interactivity, installation. In some of her interactive works, the audience is structured or shaped as finalized parts of the work.
Her interest in the use of sponge material in recent years comes from the new possibilities of expression this material offers, its flexibility, and its neutral shade of grey, which has contributed to her work. The possibility of using laser cutters to accurately cut and engrave this material, its low weight and its molding ability are other characteristics she fully makes use of within her work.
On October the 14th, Jalilvand presented the works she developed throughout her residency during a one day open studio exhibition in 1646.