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Graduate Fine Arts Lecture: Abbas Akhavan

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Wed, Apr 10 2019, 7PM - 8PM View map
Timken Hall | 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco, California 94107

Part of event series: Graduate Fine Arts Lecture Series

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Event description

In collaboration with the Wattis Institute, we welcome 2019's Capp Street Artist-in-Residence.

Akhavan (b. 1977, Tehran)'s practice ranges from site-specific ephemeral installations to drawing, video, sculpture and performance. The direction of his research has been deeply influenced by the specificity of the sites where he works: the architectures that house them, the economies that surround them, and the people that frequent them. The domestic sphere, as a forked space between hospitality and hostility, has been an ongoing area of research in his practice. More recent works have shifted focus, wandering onto spaces and species just outside the home – the garden, the backyard, and other domesticated landscapes.

Akhavan is the recipient of Kunstpreis Berlin (2012), The Abraaj Group Art Prize (2014), the Sobey Art Award (2015), and the Fellbach Triennial Award (2016).

Contact Eric Millman at for more information.

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This event is free and open to the public.