Afruz Amighi in her studio in Brooklyn. (Image courtesy of the artist.)
Instagram Live with Artist Afruz Amighi, Asia Society
Online program, Friday, February 4 at 10:30am
Join an Instagram Live talk featuring artist Afruz Amighi in conversation with Michelle Yun Mapplethorpe, vice president for global artistic programs and director of Asia Society Museum. Afruz Amighi will go live from her studio in Brooklyn to discuss her artistic practice and her work in Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians — The Mohammed Afkhami Collection.
Afruz Amighi is a sculptor and installation artist, whose installations use a subtle play of light and shadow to generate spaces that recall architectural history while simultaneously engaging with more complex themes of politics, violence, and displacement. Her work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and The Morgan Library & Museum, among others. Born in Iran in 1974 and raised in New York, she completed her BA in political science at Barnard College at Columbia University, before going on to complete her MFA at New York University.
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