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Shirin Neshat and Hadi Salehi - a Day of Iranian-American Art with lunch

  • ADVOCARTSY 924 San Pedro Street Los Angeles, CA, 90015 United States (map)

Please join us for a special opportunity to visit two exciting exhibitions in a day of Iranian-American art, culture, and cuisine.

The day begins at Advocartsy Gallery for a guided tour of the exhibition "LAYERS" with the artist Hadi Salehi and Art Muse guide Regina Mamou. We'll enjoy an intimate Persian buffet, served in the gallery, where conversation will continue. After lunch we relocate to the Broad Museum for a private tour of "Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet The Sun Again."

****$55 per person. Includes private tour entrance to the Broad Museum special exhibition and a catered lunch from Shekarchi Restaurant. No refunds after October 24. Guests are welcome! ****

Hadi Salehi is a master of the art of analog photography. Salehi’s images capture diverse portraits that are powerful and soft, leaving a haunting quality that lingers in the psyche. Salehi seeks to create a collective awareness as a cultural messenger through his images, revealing quiet truths through his process-intensive works. With a career that spans more than 40 years, Salehi has closely documented cultural innovators such as Keith Haring, as well as developed an expansive body of analog, digital, film, and mixed media works. Hadi Salehi is a graduate of Art Center College of Design, Pasadena and currently resides in Los Angeles.

Originated by The Broad, Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again is the largest exhibition to date of internationally acclaimed artist Shirin Neshat’s approximately 30-year career. Taking its title from a poem by Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad, the exhibition (which presents over 230 photographs and eight immersive video installations works) offers a rare glimpse into the evolution of Neshat’s artistic journey as she explores topics of exile, displacement, and identity with beauty, dynamic formal invention, and poetic grace. Beginning with her early photograph series, Women of Allah, the exhibition also features iconic video works such as Rapture, Turbulent, and Passage, monumental photography installations including The Book of Kingsand The Home of My Eyes, and Land of Dreams, a new, ambitious work encompassing a body of photographs and two videos that will make its global debut in the exhibition.

Regina Mamou, our guide for the day, is a visual artist and arts lecturer with specialization in photography and contemporary art. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to her formal art training, she received a Fulbright fellowship to Amman, Jordan, to complete a research project in photography. Regina worked in the Department of Education at The Art Institute of Chicago, where she lectured on a wide variety of art topics and special exhibitions. She continues to work independently with the Art Institute as a study leader for the museum’s travel programs to Cuba and Morocco. Regina joined Art Muse LA in 2014.