Mariam Ghani: Artist Talk and Film Screening – Blaffer Art Museum

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Mariam Ghani: Artist Talk and Film Screening

January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

 

Mariam Ghani: Artist Talk and Film Screening
In conjunction with the exhibition Mariam Ghani: What We Left Unfinished

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
5:00pm Reception
6:30pm-8:00pm Artist Talk and Film Screening
FREE and open to the public

The lecture and screening will be held at Dudley Recital Hall across the courtyard from Blaffer Art Museum.

Mariam Ghani is an Afghan-American artist, archivist, activist, writer, lecturer and film-maker. She grew up in exile from her father’s homeland and her personal diaspora resonates in work that looks at moments where otherwise abstract political policy becomes manifest in people and places.

What We Left Unfinished tells the incredible and mostly true story of five unfinished feature films from the Communist era in Afghanistan (1978-1991) when films were weapons, filmmakers became targets, and the dreams of constantly shifting political regimes merged with the stories told onscreen. It is also a story about a tight-knit group of Afghan filmmakers who loved cinema enough to risk their lives for art.

 


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Details

Date:
January 29
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Blaffer Art Museum
Phone:
713-743-9521
Website:
http://blafferartmuseum.org

Venue

Dudley Recital Hall
across the Fine Arts Courtyard from Blaffer Art Museum
Houston, TX 77204-7121 United States
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Phone:
7137439521

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Phone: 713-743-9521
Mailing Address: Blaffer Art Museum
University of Houston
120 Fine Arts Building Houston, TX 77204