Fine Arts Lecture Series: Kamrooz Aram, Thursday October 14th, 6pm

Kamrooz Aram's paintings and drawings bring together traditional and contemporary cultural references to create scenes reflecting “the carnivalesque, absurd, magical and scary present day.” Aram also investigates warfare and mysticism among violence and the sublime. He explores the idea of nationalism and the way that icons and mythologies are used to romanticize politics and culture. Aram was born in Shiraz, Iran in 1978 and received his MFA from Columbia University in 2003. He has had solo exhibitions at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASSMoCA), North Adams, Massachusetts; Wilkinson Gallery, London; and Oliver Kamm/5BE Gallery, New York. His work has been included in various group exhibitions internationally including the Busan Biennale (2006), P.S.1/MoMA’s Greater New York 2005, and the Prague Biennale I (2003).

To see more of Kamrooz's work, visit http://www.kamroozaram.com/

Event Date and Time: Thursday October 14th, 6:00pm

The Institute of Contemporary Art
118 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

To discover more about the MFA Fine Arts Lecture Series, visit http://www.design.upenn.edu/fine-arts/visiting-artists

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