Through Lines: With Assistant Professor of Fine Arts and Artist Sheida Soleimani

November 17, 2018, 2:30 p.m.

Join us this fall for a series of focused gallery talks in the exhibition Passage featuring highlights from the permanent collection. Experience the works on view accompanied by the expert, multidisciplinary lens and commentary of guest speakers from Brandeis faculty. The series aims to shed light on the radical ideas and transformational processes that shaped artistic practice in the first seven decades of the 20th century.

Professor Sheida Soleimani’s research and work critically references the Eurocentrism that pervades the study of art and art history. She is specifically interested in the intersections of art and activism, as well as how social media has shaped the landscape in current socio-political affairs and uprisings. Her teaching also focuses on challenging the medium of photography through the physical construction of an image, and the politics that have historically motivated this practice. Soleimani makes work that melds sculpture, collage and photography and highlights her own critical perspective on historical and contemporary socio-political occurrences in Iran.

Free and open to the public