Thursday, Aug 25, 6:30–9 PM
Free with museum admission ($5 after 5 PM)
For Sound Wounds, Kahraman is collaborating with Aswat, the Bay Area’s premier Arab Music Ensemble, to interpret and perform a visual score throughout the night. This score is created by audience members arranging the different components of Hayv’s interactive painting. Ensemble members include Basma Edrees, Claire MacKenzie, Elise Youssoufian, Rana Mroue, and Stephanie Akers.
About the ArtistHayv Kahraman was born in Baghdad, Iraq, in 1981, and now lives and works in Los Angeles. Narrative and memory, dynamics of impermanence and ambivalence found in diasporic cultures are the essence of her visual language and the product of her experience as an Iraqi émigré. The body as object and subject have a central role in her painting practice.
Kahraman’s recent solo exhibitions include Collective Performance, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, and Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; How Iraqi are you?, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York; and Extimacy, The Third Line Gallery, Dubai. Recent group exhibitions include No Man’s Land: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Miami; UNREALISM: Presented by Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch, Miami; and June: A Painting Show, Sadie Coles HQ, London. Kahraman was shortlisted for the 2011 Jameel Prize at the Victoria and Albert Museum.