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Virtual Art Talk | Afsoon in Conversation with Omid Arabian

Wednesday, November 15th, 2023

Searching for Myself in the Forest of Bewitchment

This talk is in conjunction with Afsoon’s Solo exhibition, Searching for Myself in the Forest of Bewitchment (October 19 – Nov 18, 2023).

Black and white photo of Omid Arabian

About Omid Arabian

OMID ARABIAN is the director YOUniversal Center, a non-profit educational organization where he conducts courses on Persian Mysticism & philosophy. His translations of Rumi’s poetry have been published in three volumes; he is also the author of three children’s books inspired by Rumi: The Heart’s Garden, The Donkey’s Gone!, and the just-published You Are Everything.

Black and white photo of Afsoon

About Afsoon

A self-taught artist, Afsoon spent her childhood in Iran and youth in California before settling in London in 1988. Her nomadic life is reflected in her work where East merges with West, and the result is simultaneously familiar and foreign.

Working across mediums including photography, linocut, collage and etching, Afsoon’s practice aims to preserve her cultural past and explore nostalgia through visual storytelling and iconography. Her art reveals the introspective and often difficult nature of being a woman artist in the Iranian diaspora, contending with historical allusions and the artist’s own carefully crafted, playful visual language.

Afsoon has exhibited internationally, and her works are held in the collections of LACMA, the British Museum, the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Collection, and the Farjam Collection amongst others.

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