Abbas Kiarostami

For those who have not made it out to the Abbas Kiarostami: Doors Without Keys exhibit at the Aga Khan Museum, or its companion piece film series Seeing Beyond the Visible: The Films of Abbas Kiarostami, time is running out. The exhibit which has been going strong since November will be coming to an end on March 27, 2016.

Acclaimed Iranian photographer, poet, and filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami will have you looking at memory and imagination in a whole new light with his Doors Without Keys installation. The evocative premise of the exhibit is to explore how doors can be barriers or objects of hope. They offer a passageway to another world.

Comprised of images he photographed over two decades in Iran, Italy, France, and Morocco, the weathered doors in these life-size photographs are all thresholds to abandoned buildings, and each is hasped and locked. These portals have been witnesses to the many lives lived behind, through, and before them; they are confrontational in their scale, and are rich in the unspoken stories they tell. The multi-sensory installation, which includes sound, atmospheric lighting, poetry and short films, offers a multi-faceted view of this remarkable artists’ prolific contribution to world culture.

Seeing Beyond the Visible: The Films of Abbas Kiarostami, a series of feature films by Abbas Kiarostami, curated by Peter Scarlet and presented in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), is screening at the Aga Khan Museum in conjunction with exhibit.

Here are the films by Kiarostami you can still see as part of Seeing Beyond the Visible:

Homework 1989, 86 min.
Sunday, January 31, 2 pm

Close-Up 1990, 98 min.
Sunday, February 7, 2 pm

Taste of Cherry 1997, 99 min.
Sunday, February 14, 2 pm

The Wind Will Carry Us 1999, 118 min.
Sunday, February 21, 2 pm

Ten 2002, 94 min.
Sunday February 28, 2 pm

Shirin 2008, 91 min.
Sunday, March 6, 2 pm

Certified Copy 2010, 106 min.
Sunday, March 13, 2 pm

Like Someone in Love 2012, 109 min.
Sunday, March 20, 2 pm

“The Koker Trilogy” Marathon
Sunday, March 27, 12–6 pm

Additional information about the exhibit, film series, and ticket prices can be found at the Aga Khan Museum website.