Stanford University is the home of interdisciplinary thinking that catalyzes innovation. Artists on the Future, the Komal Shah and Gaurav Garg Artist Conversation Series pairs world-famous artists with cultural thought leaders to talk about issues vital to our society. Its latest installment is a discussion with Shirin Neshat and Abbas Milani, which will take place on Monday, February 8 at 5pm (PST). Viewers must register to receive a link for this free, virtual event.
An Iranian-born artist and filmmaker, Shirin Neshat’s photographs and videos address individual freedoms under attack from or repressed by social ideologies. She has held numerous solo exhibitions at galleries and museums worldwide; most recently a major retrospective of her work was held at the Broad in Los Angeles.
Abbas Milani is the Hamid & Christina Moghadam Director of Iranian Studies and Adjunct Professor at the Center on Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law at the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University. His expertise is US–Iran relations as well as Iranian cultural, political, and security issues. The conversation will be moderated by Matthew Tiews, Stanford’s interim senior associate vice president for the arts.
Watch the conversation on Monday, February 8 at 5 pm (PST). To receive the link to the premiere on YouTube, register at stanford.io/AOTF2.
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