Ali Banisadr Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians—The Mohammed Afkhami Collection Curated by Fereshteh Daftari
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.
Join an Instagram Live talk featuring artist Ali Banisadr in conversation with Michelle Yun Mapplethorpe, vice president for global artistic programs and director of Asia Society Museum. Ali Banisadr will go live from his studio in New York to discuss his artistic practice, his work in Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians — The Mohammed Afkhami Collection, and more.
To watch, follow @AsiaSociety on Instagram and tune in at 10:30 a.m. New York time on November 5th.