Wende Online – Public History/Private Memory with Miriam Ghani

This coming Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, the Wende Online will continue the series Art-Past-Present, co-hosted by Farrah Karapetian, with an interview with artist, writer and filmmaker Mariam Ghani.

Ghani is an internationally recognized Afghan American artist whose work deals with (border) places and identities, the tensions between public history and private memory, and the archive as a means to subvert ideological master narratives. Farrah and Wende Museum Curator Joes Segal will speak with her about two of her recent film projects: What We Left Unfinished (2018), an artistic documentary about five aborted Afghan films from the period 1978-1992 and what they tell us about repressed history; and Dis-Ease, her current film project about illness and the ways we use illness as a metaphor of exclusion.

Wednesday, November 18, 12 p.m. Pacific Time: Art-Past-Present (4) with Mariam Ghani

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This is a one-hour program.

To view earlier Art-Past-Present interviews:


Program for the coming weeks will be Jon Verriet – Culinary Space: Debates and Practices, on Wednesday, November 25 and on Wednesday, December 2 with Tony Shaw – Celluloid Space: Hollywood’s Cold War.

Wende Museum

Photo Credit – NYC

The Actors' Gang

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