11.18.20 Events

Tribeca Gallery Day

Visit the Tribeca Galleries on Saturday, December 5th from 11am-7pm!

Denny Dimin Gallery is pleased to be hosting “Hotbed” a solo exhibition by Sheida Soleimani.

In the below video, Sheida Soleimani is joined with curator Jasmine Wahi to unpack the imagery and sources that make up the Iran-U.S. finger-pointing diptych, 1/8/2020 and PS752.

 

Both these photographs are part of Soleimani’s newest series, Levers of Power. Together they illustrates how technologies of power like “blame shifting” have become integral to the new global authoritarianism.

 

Left: Sheida Soleimani. Right: Jasmine Wahi, Photo by Dario Calmese

Sheida Soleimani received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and her BFA from the University of Cincinnati, College of Art. Soleimani’s most recent solo exhibitions were at Harlan Levey Projects in Brussels, Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago and the evolving exhibition Medium of Exchange that examined how oil is interchangeable with currency and the corruption at the center of the petroleum industry. Medium of Exchange traveled to six different locations from Edel Assanti in London to the Atlanta Contemporary, in Atlanta, GA. Soleimani is represented by Edel Assanti in London, as well as Harlan Levey Projects in Brussels. Soleimani has been written about in The New York Times, Artforum, Hyperallergic, The Brooklyn Rail, among many others including BEAUTIFUL/DECAY founded by artist, Amir H. Fallah. She currently is an Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA.

Jasmine Wahi is the Holly Block Social Justice Curator at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and the Founder + Co-Director of Project for Empty Space, a Newark, NJ based non profit organization that supports artists who are interested in social discourse and activism. Her practice predominantly focuses on issues of femme empowerment, complicating binary structures within social discourses, and exploring multi-positional cultural identities through the lens of intersectional feminism. In 2019, Wahi joined the TED speaker family with her first TEDx talk on intersectionality and visibility, entitled All The Women In Me Are Tired. Wahi is a Visiting Core Critic at Yale University, and a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts: MFA Fine Arts department. Jasmine Wahi received her Masters in Art History from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts.

 

 

 

 

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