ROSE ART MUSEUM, MASSACHUSETTS, USA
3 AUGUST – 23 OCTOBER 2023
Installation view, Arghavan Khosravi: Black Rain, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, August 3–October 22, 2023. Julia Featheringill Photography.
Khosravi imbues her work with personal experiences as a young woman living under an oppressive Iranian regime and as a Muslim immigrant living in the United States. Her visual vocabulary is also directly inspired by Persian miniatures, particularly their architectural and geometrical forms, battle scenes, and images of flora and fauna. A selection of miniatures will be on display in dialogue with Khosravi’s work, illustrating the impact on the artist’s iconography.
Installation views, Arghavan Khosravi: Black Rain, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, August 3–October 22, 2023. Julia Featheringill Photography.
Poetic and enigmatic, Khosravi’s work conveys narratives of repression, bondage, and the silencing of women’s voices yet is distilled with a quiet agency that undercuts Western notions of the oppressed Muslim woman.