Originally from Afghanistan, Hangama Amiri works primarily in textile to create images that reflect her own observations of displacement, diaspora culture, and women in Afghanistan and the region. She holds an MFA from Yale University and currently works in New Haven, Connecticut. A new body of work by Amiri is currently on view at the David B. Smith Gallery through July 1.
For the first time in Denver, Hangama Amiri will discuss her artistic practice that explores how everyday objects and spaces are imbued with cultural memories and histories. This will be followed by a presentation from Karuna Srikureja, Interpretive Specialist of Asia, Africa, and Oceania at the Denver Art Museum, who will discuss the thematic ties between some objects in the museum’s collection in relation to Amiri’s artworks. Professor A. Marie Ranjbar, Assistant Professor of Women & Gender Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will touch upon women’s rights in the Middle East.
The program will conclude in a Q&A with Amiri and panelists Srikureja and Professor Ranjbar, led by Arianna Flory, Curatorial Assistant at Large at the Denver Art Museum.
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