Invoking the Past, Illuminating the Present: Cultural Narratives and Decoloniality in Contemporary Art; Episode 3 Yasmine Nasser Diaz

Yasmine Nasser Diaz

Join interdisciplinary artists Morehshin Allahyari, Yasmine Nasser Diaz, and Wally Dion, in conversation with artist-curator, Jude Abu Zaineh.

In an era of rapid change, these artists bridge the gap between the past and the present, using their creative talents to interpret, critique, and celebrate the diverse tapestry of stories that have molded societies around the globe using various analog and digital technologies. Their artworks are not mere representations but are dialogues – conversations that beckon audiences to reflect, engage, and reimagine within feminist, decolonial discourse.

Join us for a 3-episode mini-series of stimulating discussions where art meets history, and where the past is not just remembered, but relived and re-evaluated. Discover how these artists, through their unique lenses, challenge cultural narratives, bringing to the fore vital stories that are often overlooked, misunderstood, or forgotten in the contemporary art landscape.

TUESDAYS, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 2023, from 12:00 - 1:00 PM (EST) – Please join us for this virtual series of vital presentations followed by brief question and answer sessions. Each presentation is free to the public.

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Yasmine Nasser Diaz is a visual artist whose work frequently occupies the domestic sphere to explore the boundaries of cultural identity. Staging familial memories in nostalgic recreations of home, her work nods to both tradition and technological change and is often deftly punctured by powerful feminist and social critique. Using a variety of media from collage and fiber etching to video and immersive installation, she mines personal archives to probe the nuances of third-culture identity, often drawing upon the frictions experienced between the individual and the collective. Yasmine’s work has been featured at the Getty Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Station Beirut in Lebanon, and the Poetry Project Space in Berlin. Her works are included in the collections of LACMA, the Arab American National Museum, and the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the recipient of the Harpo Visual Artists Grant, the California Community Foundation Visual Artist Fellowship, and the University of Michigan Efroymson Visiting Artist Residency in Ann Arbor, MI. Yasmine lives and works in Los Angeles and is represented by Ochi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

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