Hinterland focuses on contemporary art from Iran. A collaboration with the Silk Road Gallery in Tehran brings Iranian photography to Austria in 2014 for the first time. For “Eyes on Iran,” four Iranian artists have dealt with tales from their country. Jalal Sepehr has chosen to examine the traditional image of his country. His “protagonists” are carpets, which are intrinsic to everyday life: he brings this tradition to mind by pulling it apart and reshaping it to create a new awareness. Shadi Ghadirian shows excerpts from everyday life that only appear “pretty” at first. In her “Miss Butterfly” series she examines the question of transience and beauty. In Persian lyrical poetry, the butterfly represents a beautiful but fleeting moment. Babak Kazemi examines the history of Iran. In his series “Shirin and Farhad” he visualizes the traditional love story and transports it to the present. In his focus on the everyday lives and social conflicts of Iran’s young generation, Tahmineh Monzavi attempts to reveal the “veiled” side of Iranian society.