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Banned

October 5, 2023 @ 5:00 am - November 19, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

Narrative Paintings by Maryam Safajoo
October 5 – November 19, 2023
Saturday, October 7, 5-7pm: Opening reception with Artist Talk at 6pm

On display at The Umbrella’s second floor Outside-the-Box Gallery, “Banned” features paintings by Maryam Safajoo narrating the stories of the contemporary situation of the systematically persecuted Iranian Baha’i community – Iran’s largest religious minority – after the 1979 Iranian revolution.

Artist’s Statement
“My paintings narrate the stories of the contemporary situation of the systematically persecuted Iranian Baha’i community – Iran’s largest religious minority – after the 1979 Iranian revolution. Many of the incidents I depict only exist in the memory of those who experienced them and have no pictorial existence. In many cases if visual records did exist, they have been confiscated by the Iranian authorities in raids of homes. My depictions are often the first time these events have taken visual form. I record the details of this history. For example, the shoes, clothes, artifacts, and environments seen in my paintings are very close to those that were there in the event.”

Details

Start:
October 5, 2023 @ 5:00 am
End:
November 19, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://theumbrellaarts.org/banned

Venue

The Umbrella Arts Center
40 Stow Street
Concord, 01742
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Phone
978-371-0820
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Details

Start:
October 5, 2023 @ 5:00 am
End:
November 19, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://theumbrellaarts.org/banned

Venue

The Umbrella Arts Center
40 Stow Street
Concord, 01742
+ Google Map
Phone
978-371-0820
View Venue Website