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Friday, June 19 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Art in Exile

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How do you create works of art that critique a community, government, or country from which you have been ostracized while also rejecting colonial stereotypes forced on you by those that have provided asylum/allyship? This session will explore the meanings of exile, refugee, displacement and what it means to create art amidst these internally and externally imposed labels. We will examine current projects by Iranian and Iranian-American artists and discuss challenges of agency, loyalty, and identity while actively creating art in exile.

Presenters
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Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh

ZananTV
Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh is an Iranian women’s rights activist, researcher and filmmaker. She is Founder and Director of ZananTV & NGO Training Center, an active member of the Iranian Women’s Charter movement, and was editor-in-chief of the women’s studies journal Farzeneh.
BK

Baseera Khan

Baseera Khan is a New York-based artist born in Texas and raised within an Indo-Pakistani community. Khan’s research-based practice engages with auto/biographies as a medium. Through site-specific public engagement, drawing, and video installations, she both produces and organizes narrative testimonies that document personal acts of preservation within geo-political displacement, trauma, and bureaucracy.
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Farideh Sakhaeifar

Farideh Sakhaeifar (b. 1985) is a New York-based artist born in Tehran, Iran. Sakhaeifar's work ranges from photography to installation and sculpture, and is usually related to her life experiences. Her work seeks to produce a translational understanding of the social and political struggles that she has been involved with either directly or indirectly.


Friday June 19, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
State Hall: Room 219