3pm Gallery Talk with Barbad Golshiri
Iranian artist Barbad Golshiri will speak about his work in a conversation with curator Noel Smith. Golshiri’s work is highly coded, produced in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a theocracy that, according to the International Committee to Protect Journalists, is the fourth most censored country in the world. Golshiri’s installation Distribution of the Sacred System addresses the theocracy’s manipulation of religion for political and ideological ends. The work, which combines sculpture with prints of schematic drawings and text in Persian, is full of puns and double entendres that mask its horrific indictment.