Lecture with Morehshin Allahyari
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Join us at VMG for a lecture with DU Alum Morehshin Allahyari! Allahyari is a featured artist in VMG's current exhibition “The Art Happens Here: Net Art's Archival Poetics." In pieces from the project "Material Speculation: ISIS" (2015– 2016), the artist-activist created 3D models of a set of twelve artifacts from the ancient cities of Hatra and Nineveh that were destroyed by ISIS in 2015.
Free and open to the public.
Light refreshments served.
Morehshin Allahyari is a media artist and activist who uses computer modeling, 3D scanning, and digital fabrication techniques to explore the intersection of art and activism. Inspired by concepts of collective archiving and cultural contradiction, Allahyari’s 3D-printed sculptures and videos challenge social and gender norms. She wants her work to respond to, resist, and criticize the current political and cultural situation that is experienced on a daily basis. Recent accolades include a commission by the Whitney Museum of American Art (2018), residency at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn (2018), a research residency at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center (2016 – 17), and a sculpture award from the Institute of Digital Art (2016). Foreign Policy magazine named her a Leading Global Thinker of 2016. Her work has been part of numerous exhibitions, festivals, and workshops at venues throughout the world, including the New Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Centre Pompidou, Venice Biennale di Archittectura, and Museum für Angewandte Kunst among many others.