Misplaced Oblivion: Art Archiving in Iran

Join us for a presentation by Kimia Maleki in conversation with Dr. Nora A. Taylor on the state of Art Archiving in Iran. What will remain of Iranian contemporary art if Iran goes to war? If the museums and art objects currently chosen to be protected are not representative of Iranian contemporary art, how will our understanding of Iran’s art be formed? Inside the Islamic Republic of Iran, national archives and private galleries were initiated, partially to preserve historical material, yet many documents are still excluded. Iranian contemporary art suffers from a lack of institutional support and a lack of archives that have authority, physical space, and sustained support. Ideally archives should be both transparent and protected, accessible and preserved, but archives like this do not yet exist in Iran. What is the way forward?











When: Fri., April 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Asia Art Archive in America
43 Remsen St.
718-522-2299
Price: Free, donations welcome
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Join us for a presentation by Kimia Maleki in conversation with Dr. Nora A. Taylor on the state of Art Archiving in Iran. What will remain of Iranian contemporary art if Iran goes to war? If the museums and art objects currently chosen to be protected are not representative of Iranian contemporary art, how will our understanding of Iran’s art be formed? Inside the Islamic Republic of Iran, national archives and private galleries were initiated, partially to preserve historical material, yet many documents are still excluded. Iranian contemporary art suffers from a lack of institutional support and a lack of archives that have authority, physical space, and sustained support. Ideally archives should be both transparent and protected, accessible and preserved, but archives like this do not yet exist in Iran. What is the way forward?

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