MESALC Spring Lecture Series: Azadeh Akhlaghi in conversation with Mona Kasra

Friday, April 23, 2021
12 pm | Virtual

Azadeh Akhlaghi, a world-renowned artist, will speak on her media artwork on Iranian history, in conversation with our colleague, Mona Kasra.

Azadeh Akhlaghi, is a renowned art practitioner, whose work has been exhibited globally at museums and galleries, and been taught extensively. In many of her complex photographs, Azadeh turns to archives and interviews, to film and then photograph, as though in situ, events that change the course of Iranian history. Her exciting groundbreaking oeuvre, which falls into the category of post-conceptual art, breaches multiple disciplinary and visual genre conventions, working across conceptual and staged photography.

Mona Kasra, an Assistant Professor of Digital Media Design in the Department of Drama at UVA is a cross-disciplinary scholar and a creative practitioner. Mona employs, explores, and experiments with existing and emerging media to enhance the concepts of narrative and performative arts. She has exhibited work in numerous gallery and online exhibitions and has programmed, curated, and served as a juror for several film festivals and art exhibitions. She often employs video editing, remapping and spatial techniques (through the use of multiple projections) to speak to theory.