Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7pm
Newsha Tavakolian’s Talk in tandem with the Sacred Paths exhibition, where her work is exhibited alongside that of twelve other artists. She will share how she was forced to transform her work from traditional photojournalism to conceptual photography in order to be able to continue working. Her discussion will also explore photography’s place within the family, personal history and memory. She will impart the relationship her family has with the powerful artistic and historical medium, beginning with how it enchanted her grandfather as a young man, but was promptly rejected by his family members as an unacceptable hobby, and more recently, how she saw rare, resurfaced photographs taken by her great uncle, and the impact that experience had on Tavakolian and her understanding of him.
Opening hours: 10am-8pm Saturday-Thursday
Address: Life Center (Industrial Shuwaikh, Block 2, Street 28, Top floor). The same building as Eureka/Midas.