Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Morehshin Allahyari
September 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Artist, activist, educator, and occasional curator, Morehshin Allahyari is the recipient of Foreign Policy Magazine’s 2016 “Leading Global Thinkers” award, former Eyebeam NYC and BANFF Canada artist in residence, and an internationally exhibited and critically reviewed thinker and maker.
She was born and raised in Iran, and moved to the United States in 2007. Her work deals with the political, social, and cultural contradictions we face every day. Morehshin thinks about technology as a philosophical toolset to reflect on objects, and as a poetic means to document our personal and collective lives & struggles in the 21st century.
The Department of Art & Design proudly presents the 11th season of Artists Now!, a Wednesday evening lecture series designed for a broad audience with an interest in contemporary visual art. It presents a diverse group of artists working across traditional, hybrid and emergent disciplines. Join these nationally and inter- nationally recognized practitioners as they explore and expand the boundaries of creative visual practice today.
All lectures take place on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm in the Arts Center Lecture Hall on the UWM campus. FREE and open to the public!