20X20: POSTERS FOR PEACE
[TEHRAN-IRAN + OKLAHOMA-USA] SEPT 7-28 2017

We would like to cordially invite you to attend the international invitational poster exhibition 20×20 : Posters
For Peace, a unique exhibition taking place simultaneously in Tehran-Iran and Oklahoma-USA, in recognition of United Nations Day for Peace, September 21, 2017.

“Devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and amongst all nations and peoples.”
– Pouya Jahanshahi (USA)
Zahra Pashaie (Iran)
Pasaj Cultural Arts. Collaborative

Political Posters
Commanding the visual realm of the public sphere, posters have long been the medium of choice to communicate matters of urgency and social change. Whether by pure agitation, or by indirect confrontation posters act as a one-to-one voice – a personal message from the designer to the audience. Furthermore as a platform for interaction with society at large, posters bring forth the dedication of the designer and the social responsibility that has come to be placed on their shoulders – as communicators of the voice of dissent and social change.

20X20
Considering the current volatile socio-political realm, this inaugurating exhibition byPasaj Cultural Collaborative strives to bring forth this voice, presenting 20 posters from prominent Iranian graphic designers, side-by-side with 20 posters by other international graphic designers: towards an expression of solidarity through design, and a united voice for peace.

VENUES
// Tehran, Iran : The Palace Prison ‘Qasr’ Gallery
Few Tehran monuments are as hauntingly beautiful as Qasr, or “palace” prison, a once-notorious complex that
reopened in 2012 as a museum and gallery. One cannot imagine a better place for this exhibition.
// Stillwater, Oklahoma : The Gardiner Gallery
The main gallery of Oklahoma State University (OSU) this space is pertinent to the regional cultural education of students
and community alike. Together with the OSU Museum of Art, these institutions move forth to increase diversity and global awareness to this region and the population of more than 25,000 students of OSU.

EVENTS
Reception & Guest Speaker
// Wednesday Sept 20, 5:30 PM
Guest Artist + Lecture: Ms. Parissa Tashakori, Internationally renowned Iranian graphic designer.
// Workshop Sept 21 : Poster as an expressive medium.
// Other events to be scheduled :http://art.okstate.edu/upcoming-exhibitions