Playing Iran

The Middle East in videogames is always portrayed as the set of imperialist wars or orientalist fantasies. Two years since the beginning of Trump’s Muslim ban, in a time when game communities are recruiting grounds for white supremacists and mass murderers, we want to offer a counternarrative. This exhibition includes six games and interactive works presenting a nuanced view on the politics, history, and mythology of Iran.

Works: Farsh + Engare by Mahdi Bahrami /// 1979 Revolution: Black Friday + Blindfold by iNK Stories /// She Who Sees the Unknown by Morehshin Allahyari and DiMoDA /// The Cat and the Coup by Kurosh ValaNejad and Peter Brinson

Friday April 5th, 2019
During the Unblurred gallery crawl

205 North Evaline St
Pittsburgh, PA