In conjunction with the preview of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Sunset, Sunrise, Journalist and producer Aziz Isham presents an introduction on the rich cultural and artistic diversity of Farmanfarmaian’s 40 year practice. Isham’s lecture provides a personal perspective on some of the most defining moments that have shaped and influenced his grandmother’s life and work, providing insights into Farmanfarmaian’s time spent in New York and her return to Tehran, where the artist’s studio is now based.
This talk is followed by a drinks reception, preview and formal launch of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, ‘Sunset, Sunrise’ presented in IMMA’s Main Galleries from 10 August – 25 November 2018
About Aziz Isham
Aziz Isham is a producer, journalist and activist and the head of BRIC TV. Launched in 2015, BRIC TV has become one of the largest community media networks in the US, serving millions of viewers, and incubating the original work filmmakers and producers in Brooklyn, New York. Isham’s works have won numerous awards, including several Emmy’s, a Webby and a number of local journalism awards. Some highlights include Icaros: A Vision, one of Esquire’s best films of 2017; The Show About The Show, an official selection at Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals; the upcoming web-series Dinette, and numerous features and series for National Geographic, A&E and History and has been nominated for over thirty NY Emmy awards. He is currently on the faculty at Feirstein School of Cinema in Brooklyn, NY, and has written and presented articles and talks on arts, culture, local journalism and digital media for a number of venues including Huffington Post, NYU, DocSummit, MuseumNext, SXSW and MediaBistro. He’s a vocal advocate for independent, local and alternative media. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He is the grandson of the Iranian Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian and has also contributed essays on her work.
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