Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Beach

Artworld Talk | Translating Images

José Carlos Diaz, Dina Nasser Khadivi, Mitra Abbaspour, and Dr. Shiva Balaghi

In an increasingly global art world images travel across time and space taking on new meanings as they are appropriated, reimagined and presented in diverse contexts. Inspired by sampling in music, Iranian artist Farhad Moshiri appropriates imagery from the past as well as everyday objects, and American cinema to create his own signature art. In light of his current exhibition at the Andy Warhol Museum, the panelists explore the salient questions raised by Moshiri's art and its exhibition in this particular venue: How does art mediate the world of things and the world of values? Can the art of visual splicing disrupt notions of identity and authenticity? How does visual language translate on a horizontal level, both cross-culturally and globally? What is the role, significance and method of attribution when ‘sampling' imagery? 


José Carlos Diaz, Chief Curator, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Dina Nasser Khadivi, Independent Curator and Art Consultant, Geneva; Mitra Abbaspour, Independent Curator, New York

Moderator: Dr. Shiva Balaghi, Independent Scholar, Los Angeles

Access: Open to the public and free of charge
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