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October 18, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
As part of the exhibition “Future Shock: (Re)Visions of Tomorrow”, the Roswell Museum is hosting a series of talks with some artists participating in the show. These “Tomorrow Talks” will focus on the artists’ works in the exhibition as well as overarching themes.
On Tuesday October 18, 2022, Aaron Wilder, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Roswell Museum, will moderate a discussion with artists Ala Ebtekar and Sanaz Mazinani.
Artist Ala Ebtekar works in many different mediums that explore both the concept of time and the possibilities of light. His research-based art practice unites analog alchemical production methods with the most recent advances in technology. Ebtekar’s work often utilizes light from the sun, moon, and stars as a central part of his artistic process. His work asks of us to consider our role in the universe and to question our presumptions about time as we know it. Born in Berkeley, California in 1978, Ebtekar received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and MFA from Stanford University where he continues to teach.
Sanaz Mazinani is an artist, educator, and curator based in Toronto. Working across the mediums of installation, photography, sculpture, and video, Mazinani’s practice revolves around challenging the way we see by offering moments for critical reflection on the forces behind the proliferation and distribution of images. In a 2019 interview with Craig D’Arville of FFOTO, Mazinani said, “I’m definitely interested in opening doors and helping people experience the world in a wider, more encompassing, more open way… I believe that without confronting reality you’ll never get ahead and you’ll never improve or better yourself.” Born in Iran in 1978, Mazinani moved to Canada at the age of eleven. She received an undergraduate degree from Ontario College of Art & Design and an MFA from Stanford University. Mazinani is now Assistant Professor of Studio Art at the University of Toronto.