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Exhibition: MFA Thesis Exhibition: Minoo Emami, Andaruni Landscapes
April 9, 2021 | 8:00 am - April 16, 2021 | 5:00 pm
Andaruni Landscapes looks critically at gender representation, depictions of the female body, and the objectification of women revealing the hidden feminist history in Iran. It asks the viewer to understand perceptions of feminism and persistent Colonial fetishized stereotyping in post-revolutionary Iran. With understanding, there is a chance for change.
Each work puts to use archival images and found footage as they demand our attention to memory and history in relationship with contemporary life in Iran today. This exhibition is a compassionate memorial to the denied history of women whose identities and human rights have been suppressed and ignored throughout Iran’s patriarchal and political history. The gallery is currently closed to visitors. However, Hanes Art Center is open to the campus community and exhibitions can be viewed through the gallery’s front glass wall.
Minoo Emami is an Iranian multi-disciplinary artist with over 30 years dedicated to art practice, teaching, and exhibition. Minoo is a first-generation college student. She moved to the U.S. and began her formal art education at the School of The Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts University in January 2015. She received her BFA from SMFA in 2019. Minoo will receive her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in May 2021.
Sponsored by the UNC Department of Art and Art History.