In Conversation with Sanaz Mazinani


In Conversation with Sanaz Mazinani

Date: Wed, May 08, 2019 06:00PM
Price: Free

Hear from our 2019 CONTACT Photography Festival featured artist, Sanaz Mazinani, in conversation with our Senior Exhibitions Manager, Sarah Beam-Borg. They’ll discuss Mazinani’s photographic work, her multidisciplinary artistic practice, and how the Museum’s architecture became a source of inspiration for her current piece, Not Elsewhere.  


On view now in the Museum, Not Elsewhere reimagines contemporary images of warplanes to activate critical reflection. The dramatic large-scale piece was created specifically for the Museum, and is comprised of three massive scrolls draped from the atrium’s ceiling where they catch the ever-changing patterns of light from the courtyard, echoing the motifs ornamenting the building’s architecture.

Sanaz Mazinani was born in Iran and is based in San Francisco and Toronto. She works across the disciplines of photography, sculpture, and large-scale multimedia installations, exploring how repetition and patterns can transform seeing into knowing. Recently, she was awarded the Zellerbach Family Foundation Grant and a National Endowment for the Arts grant for her latest book. Mazinani’s work has been exhibited around the world, and is held in the public collections of the Canada Council Art Bank, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.


Not Elsewhere | Sinaz Mizanani at the Aga Khan Museum

April 30–June 2, 2019

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