ACAW Open Studios - Farideh Sakhaeifar

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524 Court Street, Entrance on Huntington St

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As part of ACAW's 2018 signature program, Thinking Collections: Open Studios spotlighting 28+ remarkable artists in the context of their own intimate studios and creative workspaces —with practices that broaden a variety of artistic and philosophical inquiries, directly or indirectly related to Asia. For full details and agenda visit ACAW.info

Farideh Sakhaeifar presents her latest work, Halabja, 1988, an experimental documentary about the chemical attack on the Kurdish people of Halabja, Iraq. To this date, the attack —carried out by Saddam Hussein with the support from his western allies including the U.S. — remains the largest case of using chemical weapons against civilians. This piece is a poetic interpretation created from collective narratives of the attack survivors in collaboration with dancer Isabel Umali.

Born in Tehran, Iran and based in Brooklyn, Farideh Sakhaeifar received her MFA from Cornell University and her BFA from Azad Art and Architecture University in Iran. Her work ranges from photography to installation and sculpture and is usually related to her life experiences. Sakhaeifar draws from past forms of ethnic, political, and cultural control in order to reflect upon new forms of expression to highlight human struggle and establish autonomous forms of self-expression. More specifically, her practice seeks to produce a translational understanding of the social and political struggles in which she has been involved either directly or indirectly.

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