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Monday, April 5th, 2010
6:30pm Reception
7:00pm Artist Talk and Conversation
Humanities Instructional Building (HIB), Room 100

Admission is free and open to the public.

Shirin Neshat, in conversation with Simon Leung, will be discussing past work and current projects, including Women Without Men, her first feature length film and the winner of the Silver Lion Award at the 66th Venice International Film Festival in 2009. 

Shirin Neshat is perhaps the most famous contemporary artist to emerge from Iran. Known for her hauntingly beautiful explorations of Islam and gender relations, Neshat has created provocative expressions drawn on her personal experiences in exile, and on the widening political and ideological rift between the West and the Middle East.

Women Without Men is Neshat's independent film adaptation of Shahrnush Parsipur's magic realist novel. The story chronicles the intertwining lives of four Iranian women during the summer of 1953; a cataclysmic moment in Iranian history when an American led, British backed coup d'état brought down the democratically elected Prime Minister, Mohammad Mossadegh, and reinstalled the Shah to power.

Neshat has won numerous awards, including the Lilian Gish Prize, the Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art Peace Award, the Grand Prix of the Kwangju Biennial, and the First International Prize at the 48th Venice Biennial.  She has exhibited around the world at institutions including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum in Berlin, the Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna, and the Tate Gallery in London.

This event is presented by the Studio Art "Perfect Lovers" Lecture Series, Visual Studies, and the Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture. The Perfect Lovers lecture series attempts to complicate the traditional graduate school lecture by pairing artists, curators, and culture-makers in conversation with each other.  We want to offer our program and the public the vital event of seeing artists discuss their work in a more spontaneous way; and give artists the opportunity to share their work, interests and obsessions in dialogue.
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New Junior to Baby Stand Adapters have arrived. These adapters are made by Matthews Studio Equipment and fit the High Roller Stands we have in inventory. The adapters are also known by a colorful grip slang we can't use here.

HINT: They have holes for a safety pin on each end.
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Tuesday, March 16th
Studio Art Courtyard

Join visiting artists Edgar Arceneaux and Rob Fischer for an end-of-quarter artist smoke out!

This is not your traditional artist talk: participants will work with Edgar and Rob to build a temporary, portable video viewing room, evoking both artists' ongoing practices dealing with the built environment and art. Participants will be invited to screen their videos along with Edgar Arceneaux's films in the space during the event. Then we'll have a barbecue, so bring things to grill. This event is in conjunction with the Studio Art Graduate Lecture Series Perfect Lovers.
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