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Art in Focus: Arghavan Khosravi at Rockefeller Center

Sep 06 Through Nov 10 | Tue |
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Rockefeller Center and Art Production Fund continue their Art in Focus partnership with a public art presentation by acclaimed multidisciplinary artist Arghavan KhosraviThe work of Arghavan Khosravi will be presented in multiple public locations throughout the Rockefeller Center campus until November 10th.

Arghavan Khosravi, US-based Iranian artist known for her sculptural multi-paneled paintings, will present three vitrine installations (located in the lobby of 45 Rockefeller Plaza) which were created site-specifically for Rockefeller Center, and a series of monumental vinyl murals (located at 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 50 Rockefeller Plaza, the street and concourse levels of 45 Rockefeller Plaza, Top of the Rock, Radio Park and the ZO. Clubhouse).

Throughout Khosravi’s career, the history and practice of Persian miniature painting has been a main source of inspiration. Khosravi finds interest in how women are typically portrayed in a subservient or secondary role in these paintings, often lacking agency and social significance. In the monumental vinyl murals, the viewer will see a subversion to this tradition, with women represented dominantly as the central figure.

When creating the vitrine installations, Khosravi incorporated a more sculptural and immersive approach to the traditionally flattened style of Persian miniatures. The location of Rockefeller Center and its iconic mid-century architecture also offers an interesting dialogue and juxtaposition to the traditional miniature paintings.

The Art in Focus program at Rockefeller Center, presented in partnership with Art Production Fund, presents the work of artists who are exploring and reinterpreting materials as a way to capture the human experience. A selection of painters, sculptures, photographers and more, these artists use materials in innovative ways to offer a closer look at the unique characteristics of people, objects and elements that are found in their daily lives.

Venue: Rockefeller Center

Between 49th & 50th Streets and 5th & 6th Avenues Map