Asian Contemporary Art Week Screening/Discussion: Tarjama/Translation - New Video Art (with live video webcast)
Join us for a program of new video art as Asia Society honors Asian Contemporary Art Week with a special screening of works by artists from the Middle East, Central Asia, and their diasporas. The videos address the work of translation as multivalent, from the specificities of textual and visual maneuvers to the larger sense of revealing fissures of the self, community, site and temporality. Included in the screenings are renowned artists from Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, and Lebanon: Lara Baladi, Esra Ersen, G??ls??n Karamustafa, Almagul Menlibayeva, Mitra Tabrizian, Farhad Moshiri, Rahraw Omarzad, Solmaz Shahbazi, and Alexander Ugay. Panel discussion follows with artists Esra Ersen, Almagul Menlibyeva, Lara Baladi and curators Leeza Ahmady, Iftikhar Dadi, and Reem Fada. In conjunction with ArteEast's exhibition "Tarjama/Translation" at the Queens Museum of Art, curated by Leeza Ahmady, Iftikhar Dadi, and Assistant Curator Reem Fadda.