Special event
On violence and beauty: Farideh Lashai

Sunday 12 November 2017,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
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Enjoy an afternoon of talks focusing on the work of Iranian artist Farideh Lashai (1944–2013).

Lashai's last work, When I Count There Are Only You But When I Look There Is Only a Shadow, features in the Museum's current Asahi Shimbun Display On violence and beauty: reflections on war in Room 3. It is a video art piece based on Francisco Goya’s series of etchings The Disasters of War.

Speakers will consider the importance of Goya's print series, why Lashai chose Goya for inspiration, how the work was made, the world she inhabited, and how Lashai’s work was received in the three museums it has been shown during 2016 and 2017: Sharjah Art Foundation, MSK Gent, and the Museo del Prado.

Speakers: Sussan Babaie, Antony Griffiths, Yashar Samimi Mofakham & Tarlan Rafie, Venetia Porter, Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, Catherine de Zegher and Ana Martinez de Aguilar. A film about Farideh Lashai by Kambiz Safari will be introduced by Maneli Keykavoussi, Farideh’s daughter. A reception and private view of the exhibition follow the talks.

Presented in collaboration with MoP Foundation.

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Farideh Lashai (1944–2013), When I Count, There Are Only You... But When I Look, There Is Only a Shadow (detail). Video installation and 80 prints, 2012–2013. © the artist’s estate. Image courtesy of the Museo del Prado, Madrid.