Pearls on the Ocean Floor
Sun, Jun 13, 2pm
By Robert Adanto
In conjunction with the exhibition Taravat Talepasand: Drawings, YBCA presents Robert Adanto’s Pearls on the Ocean Floor. Exploring issues of identity, gender and social restrictions, this documentary features interviews with some of the most important Iranian female artists living in and outside the Islamic Republic, including Shadi Ghadirian, Shirin Neshat, Malekeh Nayiny, and San Francisco- based artist Taravat Talepasand, who will be speaking about her artwork following the screening.
Taravat Talepasand: Drawings
Taravat Talepasand combines elements of traditional Eastern and Western art forms to explore conflicting Iranian and American mores. Using the stylistic language of Persian miniature painting and conventions associated with Early Renaissance painting, Talepasand takes these classical art practices, formerly used to illuminate historical or religious subject matter, and turns them to her own ends, injecting her personal history. While maintaining classical styles, she updates the imagery by depicting modern characters. Talepasand’s narrative works, frequently featuring multiple self-portaits, come to terms with Iranian identity in an American context. Through a mixture of Islamic iconography and Western cultural references, Talepasand depicts the collision of tradition and modernity, of East and West.
Pearls on the Ocean Floor – 701 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103 – YBCA Screening Room
415-978-2787 or ybca.org
$8 regular; $6 students, seniors, teachers & YBCA members
Added by ybcapr on May 27, 2010