Art, Social Space and Public Discourse in Iran Past

Nov 3-5, 2016 ,
6:30 PM
- San Francisco, CA, United States

Free Event

This event kicks off Stanford University's symposium series on Art, Social Space and Public Discourse in Iran.

Introducing topics covered in the wider symposium, the event examines the history and development of coffeehouse painting and culture in Iran. Explore the differences in style and context of coffeehouse painting from traditional miniature painting and follow its progression into contemporary artistic practices.

Live Broadcast from Tehran:
Following the talk will be a special performance, Live Broadcast from Tomorrow, a live-stream from a coffeehouse in Tehran’s Darvaze Ghar district in which magnificent large-scale coffeehouse paintings will be the backdrop for a naqqali (oral storytelling) performance from the “Shahnameh” (“The Book of Kings”). In this unprecedented interactive experience, Samsung Hall at the Asian Art Museum will be transformed to include coffeehouse aesthetics, providing a space for guests to sit back and enjoy a traditional coffeehouse experience in Iran.

6:30-9 PM Opening Night Reception
7-7:45 PM Lecture Dr. Mehrdad Fakour
8-8:35 PM Live Broadcast from Tomorrow

This year’s Symposium is a 3-day event (November 3 – 5), opening on Thursday evening at Asian Art Museum in San Francisco and following with 2 days of talks, panel discussions and performances at Stanford University.

November 4 and 5 events are FREE and open to the public, Including Reception and Mohsen Namjoo Concert on Nov. 4 at 5 PM.

Art, Social Space and Public Discourse in Iran is the first sequence of programming from an unprecedented three-year initiative on Iranian art that investigates the multiple contexts that shift and define changing ideas of what constitutes Iranian public space. Major support for this initiative is generously provided by the Hamid & Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies.


Contact the organizer for latest event info. is not responsible for any changes made in the above information.   Report or Flag this event

Mohsen Namjoo – Mohsen Namjoo, is an Iranian singer-songwriter, author, musician, and setar player. He was born in 1976 in Torbat-e Jam, a small town in northeastern Iran./He began his musical ...

Promote this event
English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS): Scholarship Program
Washington, DC
Iranian Events Around the World
Sponsored Ad
English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS): ...
Iranian Events Around the World
Bill Cosby plans motivational speaking tour to talk about dealing with sexual assault allegations
Iran Officials Can't Agree on Who Launched Attack in Syria
Pakistan says Indian man admits spying, India dismisses it as farce
State Department to Scrap Afghanistan-Pakistan Envoy
Obama: ‘The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill’
Can Hair Dye and Chemical Relaxers Cause Breast Cancer?
Trump's deal with the mysterious Turkish-Iranian ...
World's largest Iranian Festival comes to Toronto again
Putin interviewed by Oliver Stone
Video: If World Leaders Were Refugees
Detained ISIL fighter: We consider Iranians as ...
Iranian American faces charges for hiding cameras ...