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Artist in Conversation: Contemporary Iranian Practices and Aesthetics

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The Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square Campus

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A new lecture series hosted by Dr. Sussan Babaie and co-organised by Iran Heritage Foundation and in association with the independent curator Vali Mahlouji.

The inaugural event will bring Reza Aramesh in Conversation with Sussan Babaie.

Reza Aramesh: 12 noon, Monday 5 August 1963 at the Asia Society in New York (through June 9, 2019) is Reza Aramesh’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States. He has been exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions most recently at Met Breuer in New York (2018), SCAD Museum in Georgia Atlanta (2018), Akademie der Kunst Berlin (2016), the 2015 Venice Biennale, Art Basel Parcours 2017, Frieze Sculpture Park 2015 and 2017, and at Maxxi Museum in Rome (2016). He has orchestrated a number of performances and exhibitions in such spaces as at Barbican Centre, Tate Britain and ICA, London. His works have entered public and private collections worldwide including in Argentina, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, USA, France and Lebanon.

Reza Aramesh was born in Iran and has been living in London since his teenage years. He holds a Masters in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths University, London (1997).

Working in photography, sculpture, video and performance, Aramesh’s profound understanding of the history of art, film and literature is ever present in his artwork. As a response to war reportage images from sources such as newspapers, online articles and social media, Aramesh de-contextualises scenes of historical and contemporary moments, exploring the narrative between the representation of subjected body, mythologizing history as well as beauty in iconography.

Caption: Reza Aramesh, ‘Site of the Fall- study of the renaissance garden. Action 180: At 9:15 am Sunday 28 May, 1967’ (240 x 80 x 55cm). Detail. Hand carved, polished Carrara marble. 2016. Image, courtesy of the artist

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