ART EVENT “Dimensions Variable: A Journey through the Senses” at Moody Center for the Arts

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ART EVENT “Dimensions Variable: A Journey through the Senses” at Moody Center for the Arts

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


APRIL 13, 2024 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Experience the exhibition “Hayv Kahraman: The Foreign in Us” through sight, sound, touch, and taste during this multisensory event. Guests can explore the galleries while enjoying a live performance of Persian music; taste a selection of torshi samples prepared by local chefs; and try their hand at paper marbling.

Drawing from thematic and technical elements found in Kahraman’s exhibition, this free art event encourages creative and interactive responses to the artist’s works. A paper marbling workshop, led by Austin-based artist Mercedez Rex, takes inspiration from Kahraman’s use of this technique in several paintings on view. Similarly, a presentation of torshi dishes prepared by local chefs highlights the artist’s use of the liquid from this fermented vegetable as a colorant in her work. A live performance of the kamancheh, a Persian string instrument, by musician Badie Khalegian celebrates a rich cultural tradition that alludes to the artist’s Iraqi-Kurdish heritage.

EXHIBIT ON VIEW JANUARY 12 – MAY 11, 2024: This installation of new and recent works by Hayv Kahraman is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Texas and includes major works informed by the artist’s Iraqi-Kurdish heritage and experience as a refugee while highlighting her research-driven practice. Through her profound imagery and investigation into the decolonization of the body and nature, Kahraman challenges fear and apprehension of otherness, advocating instead for compassion and acceptance.


Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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