Art as Archive, Artist as Archivist


WHEN March 25, 2016
5 PM EST WHERE 19 Washington Square North WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York Open to the Public

Inspired by an archival impulse, artists Taraneh Hemami and Azin Feizabadi present their current works. Hemami discusses how archival materials, from the document to the photograph, the material and the digital, have informed her artistic and curatorial work including her on-going project Theory of Survival. Feizabadi presents a performance-lecture based on his work in progress Chronicles from Majnun until Layla, highlighting the discursive possibilities opened up by the work to question the notion of an archive in the context of Iran’s disrupted histories.

This program is organized in conjunction with the Global/Local 1960-2015: Six Iranian Artists exhibition on view at NYU's Grey Art Gallery.


Taraneh Hemami Visual Artist, San Francisco

Azin Feizabadi Visual Artist, Berlin

Organized by

Narges Bajoghli and Leili Sreberny-Mohammadi PhD Candidates, Sociocultural Anthropology, NYU as part of "Animating the Archive: A Series of Symposia on Iranian Cultural History"

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