Wednesday, November 8, 2021
8:00pm Start of program
9:00pm End of Program
Virtual Guided Tour Via Zoom
Free registration for ASHK Members.
Nov 8, 2021
8 PM - 9 PM (GMT+8)
"Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians—The Mohammed Afkhami Collection" presents works by more than twenty artists from Iran and its diaspora. Revising traditional aesthetics and probing subjects such as gender identity, war, peace, religion, and spirituality, the works, which date from 1998 to the present, are realized in a variety of mediums, from painting and sculpture to photography and video installation. Through open critique or subterfuge, humor, spirituality, and poetry, the artists overcome the restrictions and pressures that have affected Iranians (or "Persians," an expedient term of self-identification within the diaspora) in the past quarter century.
Fereshteh Daftari is the guest curator for this exhibition. The tour will be led by Ms. Michelle Yun, Vice President for Global Artistic Programs and Director of Asia Society Museum in New York, via Zoom, live from Asia Society Museum in New York.
Read more about the exhibition here.
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