An interview series spotlighting some of the great work coming out of Los Angeles. Hear directly from artists, curators, and art workers about their current projects and personal quirks.
Challenging Stereotypes by Contorting the Female Form
Hayv Kahraman’s paintings compel viewers to acknowledge the potential pleasure of viewing contorted bodies in a position of pain.
An Iraqi Artist Bears Witness to the Trauma of Displacement
Hayv Kahraman, a half-Kurdish Iraqi and naturalized Swede living in the US, is no stranger to identity politics.
The Unsettling Urge to Find Beauty Amid War
At Jack Shainman Gallery’s The School, a show of four artists explores how our memories of a place can shift radically after war.
An Artist Reanimates the Sounds and Signs of the Persian Gulf War
SAN FRANCISCO — Memory has always fascinated Hayv Kahraman, and she looks for ways to explore it in her art.