Serpentine Cinema: Maryam Monalisa Gharavi (Day One)
Maryam Monalisa Gharavi hosted an intimate public studio visit in which the artist walked through a genealogy of her visual work, especially concerning language/legibility, earth/ground and care/security. She shared completed works, research images and documentation that reflect inseparable articulations of practice, theory and history in film/video, live performance, text, drawing, sculptural forms and photographic series.
Maryam Monalisa Gharavi is an artist and writer whose work explores the interplay between aesthetic and political valences in the public domain. Her work in film, video, performance, photography, drawing, sound and text appears in a variety of international exhibitions and publications. She was previously an artist-in-resident at Delfina Foundation, London; Darat al Funun, Amman and Mansion, Beirut. In 2016 she published three books: a translation of Waly Salomão’s Algaravias: Echo Chamber (Ugly Duckling Presse), the poetry volume The Distancing Effect (BlazeVOX) and the drawing/text artist publication Apparent Horizon 2 (Bonington Gallery). Gharavi is currently based in the USA.
Serpentine Cinema is a series of performances and screenings by artists and filmmakers held in a cinema context.