Friday, January 21
10:00 a.m. PT
Speakers: Ala Ebtekar, Artist, and Ladan Akbarnia, Ph.D., Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art, The San Diego Museum of Art
This presentation will feature California-based artist Ala Ebtekar, whose multifaceted practice reflects intellectual, material, and technological research into the history of image making across cultures, and has involved light, painting, drawing, ceramic, text, alternative photography, public projects, and pedagogical initiatives in the United States, United Arab Emirates, and Iran. In conversation with SDMA’s curator of South Asian and Islamic art, Ebtekar will discuss his artistic practice through a selection of work from the past fifteen years, including three important pieces currently on display in the Museum’s galleries of the Arts of Iran and the Americas, and a major commission for the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Ebtekar and Akbarnia will also share some preliminary thoughts about the artist’s upcoming commission for SDMA’s 2024 exhibition, Wonders of Creation: Art, Science, and the Islamic World, on the intersection of art, science, and Islam.
Reserve your spot for the online guest lecture by clicking on this link. All participants will be sent the Zoom link and instructions via email once you secure your place. Space is limited.
This lecture is presented as a part of the Guest Lecture Series, which focuses on works of art on view in the Museum as well as topics of interest in the broader art world. Lectures are followed by docent-led virtual tours.
Sponsored by The San Diego Museum of Art Docent Council.