Material Speculation: Lecture By Morehshin Allahyari

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In conjunction with the exhibition A to Z: Abracadabra to Zombies, at The Pollock Gallery, new media artist, art activist, educator, and curator Morehshin Allahyari will talk about her recent research and art projects, with a particular focus on the poetic relationship between 3D Printing, Plastic, Oil, Jihad, and Technocapitalism. Allahyari will discuss radical approaches to new technologies, specifically 3D printing and its relationship to activism and the political conditions of our time.

Morehshin Allahyari was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States in 2007. Her work extensively deals with the political, social, and cultural contradictions we face every day. She thinks about technology as a poetic tool to document the personal and collective lives we live, and our struggles as humans in the 21st century. Morehshin has been part of numerous national and international exhibitions, festivals, and workshops around the world. She has presented her work and creative research in various conferences and universities including TED conference, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Museum of Art, CAA conference, Open Engagement, Prospectives ’12 International Festival of Digital Art, and Currents New Media Festival, and elsewhere. Her work has been featured in Rhizome, Hyperallergic, Animal New York, Art F City, Creators Project, Dazed Digital, Huffington Post, NPR, VICE, Parkett Art Magazine, Art Actuel magazine, Neural Magazine, Global Voices Online, Al Jazeera, and BBC among others. Morehshin is currently a Lecturer at San Jose State University and the Co-Founder and Assistant Curator in Research at Experimental Research Lab at Pier9/Autodesk.

This lecture is also in conjunction with the exhibition Concentrations 59: Mirror Stage—Visualizing the Self After the Internet, at the Dallas Museum of Art, April 10 – December 6, 2015.
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