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Shifting Borders @Boston Center for the Arts


Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts

551 Tremont Street | Boston, MA 02116

November 25th 2013 | 7:00pm

Three exciting Iranian Artists are coming together to head a forum on Ideas of the “other” and Orientalism, that are related to their work and the Boston Center for the Arts’ current project involving Harvard’s archive of 19th century Iranian women

Not to be missed tonight

From the BCA:

“Round table conversation with BCA Artist Resident Azadeh Tajpour and artists Shirin Mozaffari and Parastoo Ahovan.

The three Iranian-born artists will discuss issues raised by their artwork, including the shifting border between “us” and “other” for contemporary artists exploring personal history in the context of international events.

Presented in conjunction with Tajpour’s current project at the BCA, utilizing images of late 19th century Iranian women found in Harvard’s digital archive “Women’s Worlds in Quajar Iran,” these artists will talk about strategies and challenges involved with the use of archival material in art-making, examine changing views of ethnography and gender, and question authenticity and ambiguity in representation.

Audience participation in the conversation is invited and encouraged.

This event is free and open to the public.”

*cover image: Azadeh Tajpour, Untitled, Digital print on Vellum, 8.5 x 11 in., 2013

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