Art, Social Space and Public Discourse in Iran

Thu November 3rd 2016, 12:00am - Sat November 5th 2016, 12:00am
Event Sponsor
School of Humanities and Sciences, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford Arts, Department of Art & Art History, Iranian Studies Program, Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA), Stanford Global Studies Division
Oshman Hall
Art, Social Space and Public Discourse in Iran

The first sequence of programming from an unprecedented three-year initiative on Iranian art that investigates the multiple contexts that shift and define changing ideas of Iranian public space.

A series of talks, panels, and performances.

Core panels will generate discussion among local and internationally based scholars, and renowned urban artists GhalamDAR, Mehdi Ghadyanloo, and art collective Slavs and Tatars on the socio-political textures of Iranian public space and the widespread history of public engagement in Iran. In addition, project artists will produce new work in direct collaboration with Stanford students across several departments. Simultaneously during the main symposia, there will be auxiliary events and commissioned public artworks across the Stanford campus and larger San Francisco.

The symposium takes place at Oshman Hall and the outdoor courtyard of the department of Art/Art History at Stanford University on November 4th & 5th.

Major support for this project is generously provided by the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies. Additional support provided by Bita Daryabari Endowment for Persian Letters, and Asian Art Museum of San Francisco