John and June Allcott Gallery: MFA Thesis Exhibition, Minoo Emami, Andaruni Landscapes
Gallery Hours: 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. The exhibit is open from April 9 – April 16.
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.