Dr. Karen Mathews, Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Miami, addresses how the photographs of Iranian female artists attempt to navigate unstable cultural terrain defined by a number of polar opposites. Dr. Mathews investigates the work of Shirin Neshat as well as a younger generation of Iranian female photographers in order to illuminate the central role that gender plays in identity formation in Iran today. She explores themes such as home vs. exile, tradition vs. modernity, masculine vs. feminine, and East vs. West.
RESCHEDULED - Karen Mathews, Ph.D.: Gendered Identities and Cultural Alienation in Contemporary Iranian Photography
Saturday, Oct. 14 / 3:00–4:00 pm
Boca Raton Museum of Art
Non-Member Price: $10.00