Current or Past Projects (that fill you with ideas)
The opening ceremony of the three-day symposium will take place at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco on November 3rd with a live-stream from Tomorrow, a traditional coffeehouse in Tehran, Iran’s Darvaze Ghar district.
Zār refers to a type of spirit/wind (ruh/rih/bād), the affliction it causes, and the ritual by which the malady is assuaged. It is local to the Southern coastal regions of Iran but has its origins in Africa. The healing rituals are led by MamaZārs and BabaZārs who sing in a mixture of Persian, Arabic, and…
GhalamDAR will be the 2016 artist-in-residence and will produce three new works on campus at Stanford’s McMurtry Art Building, San Francisco’s Mission District, and Oakland’s Jack London Square.