ISCP TalkJanuary 30, 2024, 6:30–7:30
Artists at Work: Azita Moradkhani in Conversation with William Chan
For this Artists at Work, ISCP artist-in-residence Azita Moradkhani will be joined by artist and activist William Chan. They will discuss Moradkhani’s practice and her interest in various societal norms such as censorship, and the complex dynamics of power and vulnerability in relation to the female body in both Iran and the United States. Their conversation will be followed by a Q&A.
Azita Moradkhani’s practice is influenced by Persian art, culture, and politics as a result of her upbringing in Tehran. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as the Royal Academy of Arts, London; Newport Art Museum, Rhode Island; and the Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), China. In June 2023, she was the subject of a solo exhibition at Jane Lombard Gallery, New York. Currently, Moradkhani teaches at Parsons School of Design, New York, and Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island.
William Chan is a mutual aid organizer, activist, and artist. His works on Iraq are held at public libraries such as the Tim Hetherington Library at the Bronx Documentary Center, New York; Tate Modern, London; Yale University, Connecticut; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and Harvard University, Massachusetts, among others. He is co-director of Transmitter Gallery and Field Projects Gallery, both in New York
This program is supported by Alice and Lawrence Weiner; Danna and Ed Ruscha; Hartfield Foundation; Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; James Rosenquist Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.
Accessibility information: Please note that the entrance to ISCP has seven steps and a ramp, which is ADA compliant. There are seven artist studios and one exhibition space which can be accessed on the first floor of ISCP. There is an accessible bathroom on the first floor at the end of the hallway, up one step, where the artist studios are located. To access the second floor there is a staircase with a grab bar installed on the right side with 22 steps. The second floor has 22 artist and curator studios, one exhibition space, and a lounge where remarks by our guest speaker will take place. To access the third floor there is a staircase with a grab bar installed on the right side with 24 steps. The third floor has five artist and curator studios. ISCP can access a freight elevator to bring visitors between the first and second floors on request.
ISCP can offer two reserved parking spaces on request for people with disabilities. Please email Veronica Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a parking space and/or freight elevator usage.