Leila Heller Gallery to Host Shoja Azari: FAKE: Idyllic Life Panel Discussion, 12/13
FAKE: Idyllic Life features recent painting installations and video works by Shoja Azari that seamlessly intertwine quotation with intervention in order to examine the integral roles that history and context play in depictions of the Islamic world. Within the works on view imagery ranging from 16th-century Persian miniatures and 19th-century Orientalist paintings, to Google and YouTube excerpts, serve as fodder for the artist's multilayered critique about the myriad of misguided notions of exoticism and unbridled violence that continue to shape public opinion in the West about the Middle East.
Date/s + Time/s
Friday, 13 December
Viewing of exhibition: 5:30-6:30pm
Panel discussion: 6:30-7:30pm followed by Q+A
Please arrive between 5:30 and 6:20pm.
The talk will start promptly at 6:30pm and doors will close.
Leila Heller Gallery
568 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
Seating is Limited, RSVP is Essential