SOAS University of London

Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts

In the Age of Delirium

Sohelia Sokhanvari

Date: 25 November 2021Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 25 November 2021Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Seminar


This presentation will cover Sokhanvari’s artwork and explain the ideas behind how the female image has become synonymous with Iran’s ideologies. Including some of the latest works for her upcoming major solo show in 2022, she will present the story of the struggle of female cultural icons against the backlash from the conservative reactionaries and explain how after the revolution their voices were silenced, and their images banned. Sokhanvari will introduce the techniques employed in her paintings and drawings, such as the medieval process of egg tempera on calf vellum and the Iranian crude oil on paper, and will highlight how the material itself carries a strong political message that has been a matter of debate in the media.

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