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Asia Society Exhibitions Closing Soon

Ali Banisadr, We Haven't Landed on Earth Yet, 2012, oil on linen. H. 82 x W. 120 in. (208.3 x 304.8 cm). Mohammed Afkhami Foundation. Photograph courtesy of Mohammed Afkhami Foundation

Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians—
The Mohammed Afkhami Collection

Asia Society

Closing day May 8
Asia Society Museum's Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians—The Mohammed Afkhami Collection is an exhibition of works by more than 20 Iranian-born artists and one German-born artist, reflecting a dynamic and thriving contemporary arts scene. The exhibition, illuminating the multifaceted experiences and identities of artists spanning three generations who are working inside and outside of Iran, probes subjects such as gender identity, war and peace, politics and religion, and spirituality.

Video Spotlights
Closing day May 8
Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook
Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook’s practice addresses the dichotomies of life and death, the search for autonomy within cultural constraints, and notions of identity and difference examined through class class hierarchies and regional idiosyncrasies.

Rahraw Omarzad
Rahraw Omarzad’s video depicts a woman sequestered in a windowless space. Her struggle with the restricting barriers of a black cloth and her chadri (or burqa) reflects the crippling effects a dictatorial regime has on the psyche.

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