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The Inheritance & The Artist, with Yassaman Ameri

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OI Museum Special Exhibition Talk: The Inheritance & The Artist (Online)

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Over the course of 25 years, multimedia artist Yassaman Ameri researched and created the series The Inheritance. This collection is born of a gift Ameri received from her mother some 25 years ago, a postcard containing 36 small and faded portraits of mostly unveiled women, produced during the Qajar era in Iran. Selected images from The Inheritance are currently displayed in a special exhibition entitled Antoin Sevruguin: Past and Present at the Oriental Institute Museum (through December 31, 2021). The relationship Ameri explores between various sources of Qajar imagery in The Inheritance invites a fresh perspective on the values and assumptions found in Sevruguin’s own work from that same period. In this talk, Ameri shares her personal account of how The Inheritance came to be and the intention behind the choices she made in creating these images. Tasha Vorderstrasse, curator of Antoin Sevruguin: Past and Present, will join Yassaman for a discussion and Q & A following the talk.

**Registration is required. An email with a link to join via Zoom will be circulated an hour before the scheduled talk.

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