Crossing the Red Line: Exhibiting Iranian Art in the U.S. (Iran/U.S.)Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 2 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon with Dr. Shiva Balaghi, an independent scholar and curator based in Los Angeles, co-presented with The Andy Warhol Museum.
For nearly two decades, Dr. Balaghi taught cultural history at NYU and Brown University. She authored Picturing Iran: Art Society and Revolution and writes regularly for museums and art publications. Most recently she has contributed to the catalogue for Farhad Moshiri: Go West, the first museum solo for one of Iran’s most prominent artists.
In conjunction with the Go West exhibition at The Warhol, Balaghi will discuss Moshiri’s artwork and extend her discussion into what it means to exhibit, write about, critique, and view contemporary Iranian art at museums in the United States.
Dr. Shiva Balaghi was among the first faculty to introduce the subject of Contemporary Middle Eastern Art at U.S. universities, teaching for nearly two decades at NYU and Brown University. Her recent curatorial projects include co-curating a retrospective of Iran’s leading sculptor, Parviz Tanavoli, at Wellesley’s Davis Museum and curating Earth Love Fire in Dubai, Ghada Amer’s first exhibition in the Arab world in two decades. Balaghi is an Editorial Correspondent for Ibraaz and has written widely on visual culture for museum catalogues and publications like Artforum and Canvas.
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