Oxy Arts Speaker Series: Amitis Motevalli - The Oxy Arts Speaker Series brings five multidisciplinary LA-based artists to Occidental College to engage our community in conversation about their art, their inspirations, and why they do what they do in Los Angeles today. Oct. 30, 2017 in Choi Auditorium.
Amitis Motevalli is an artist born in Iran and moved to the US in 1977 prerevolution. She explores the cultural resistance and survival of people living in poverty, conflict and war. Her experience as a workingclass transnational migrant, is foundational to her drive for creating art that contests popular beliefs about immigrants and diaspora. Through many mediums including, sculpture, video, performance and collaborative public art, her work juxtaposes iconography, to reveal differences in crosscultural understandings, critical of the violence of dominance and occupation, while invoking the significance of a secular grassroots struggle.
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