The opening ceremony of the three-day symposium will take place at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco on November 3rd with a live-stream from Tomorrow, a traditional coffeehouse in Tehran, Iran’s Darvaze Ghar district.
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Zār refers to a type of spirit/wind (ruh/rih/bād), the affliction it causes, and the ritual by which the malady is assuaged. It is local to the Southern coastal regions of Iran but has its origins in Africa. The healing rituals are led by MamaZārs and BabaZārs who sing in a mixture of Persian, Arabic, and…
GhalamDAR will be the 2016 artist-in-residence and will produce three new works on campus at Stanford’s McMurtry Art Building, San Francisco’s Mission District, and Oakland’s Jack London Square.
Horizon to Horizon (Working Title) Minoosh Zomorrodinia and Tara Goodarzi will work on an in-situ performative intervention between Stanford, California and Khoram Abad, Iran during Spring 2017.
A newly commissioned public art work in San Francisco. Mehdi Ghadyanloo, currently in the research phase and will conduct site visits of potential sites for a new work in November 2016.