Jan 26th 2020

Azadeh Hussaini: ArchiWalls: Panel Discussion

@ Evanston Art Center

1717 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201

Opening Sunday, January 26th, from 1:30PM - 3PM

On view through Sunday, February 16th

Join us for a panel discussion with Azadeh Hussaini and Leili Adibfar, PhD Candidate, Modern and Contemporary Art with an Emphasis on Iran at UIC. They will discuss Hussaini’s solo exhibition, ArchiWalls.

ARCHIWALLS showcases the abstract work of Azadeh Hussaini, who uses newspaper forms to question social behavior and other aspects of the human condition.

Azadeh Hussaini is a Chicago-based Iranian-American visual artist and art educator. She obtained a BFA in Painting from Azad Art University in Tehran and an MFA in Non-figurative Painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Hussaini’s series of paper-based works, ARCHIWALLS, is an abstract visualization inspired by harmonious, but not necessarily identical, repetitive forms in nature. She implicates the basic primordial desires of social behavior and relationships by emphasizing the differences in each form as part of a movement, phenomenon, or social event. Her use of newspaper questions the contemporary human condition as bombarded with information and news. The paper forms therefore critique the lack of opportunity to control, disseminate, validate, or respond to information.

Azadeh Hussaini: ARCHIWALLS will be exhibited in the second floor gallery of the Art Center. The panel discussion is free and open to the public.

Evanston Art Center, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, is dedicated to fostering the appreciation and expression of the arts among diverse audiences. The Art Center offers extensive and innovative instruction in broad areas of artistic endeavor through classes, exhibitions, interactive arts activities, and community outreach initiatives.

Evanston Art Center is located at 1717 Central Street, Evanston, IL. Evanston Art Center Gallery Hours: 9am– 9pm, Monday – Thursday; 9am – 5pm, Friday; 9am – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday. First and second floor gallery spaces are accessible. Limited free parking is available.

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