The Iranica Conference, Mirrors of Iran: Reflections in a Transnational Context, at the Art Gallery of NSW on 3rd December 2016, will feature prominent artist, Hossein Valamanesh as the keynote speaker.
The conference will focus on how Iranian artists and researchers have explored identity, place making and creative practices within the context of a transnational experience.
The conference programme is rich with diverse voices from both academic research and current creative practices. Presenters include: Matt Cox, Curator of the Asia Art Collection from AGNSW; emerging artist and musician Bahman Kermany and his partner Nazanin Khorshidian. Scholars from - UNSW, Dr Laetitia Nanquette and ANU (CAIS), Dr. Omid-Malak Behbahani; PhD candidates - University of Sydney, Shima Shahbazi and Farina Salehi; University of Newcastle, Mojgan Habibi and Griffith University, Sara Iran Nejad, who will discuss their research topics.
In collaboration with the Art Gallery of NSW and sponsored by the Iranian Women Visual Artists Collective-Australia (IWVAC-Australia) and the Mehregan Magazine, the conference is concurrent with the exhibition Beyond Words: Calligraphic Traditions of Asia, showing at the Art Gallery of NSW. Hossein Valamanesh's artwork, "Middle Path" (2008), featuring an 8 metre long scroll with the word "love" in Farsi written with saffron is showcased.
The Association of Iranica in Australasia Incorporated is a non-profit, non-partisan and non-religious organisation promoting Encyclopaedia Iranica and Iranian cultural heritage.
The Encyclopædia Iranica is dedicated to the study of Iranian civilization in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.
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