Woodbridge Art Gallery Features First International Artist

Woodbridge Art Gallery Features First International Artist

Woodbridge Art Gallery Features First International Artist Kianoush Ramezani brings “The Art of Danger” to the Woodbridge Gallery. Event dates are:

Gallery Show:
January 12 to February 12
The Gallery
First Floor, Arts and Sciences Building

Closing Reception:
Thursday, February 11
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Gallery

Artist Lecture:
Thursday February 11
6:15 p.m.
Lakeside Theater, Seefeldt Building on the first floor

Please join the Woodbridge Campus for ”The Art of Danger” exhibit, which represents a mid-career retrospective of exiled Iranian cartoonist and human rights activist, Kianoush Ramezani. He has lived in Paris since 2009 as a political refugee, following the post presidential election protests in Iran. For Ramezani, cartooning is a political act and significant form of artistic activism that, since the Charlie Hebdo attack earlier this year, is an “art of danger.”

Ramezani is a co-founder of the Independent Cartoonist Rights Network International, an affiliation that contributed in part to his exile. He has taught many courses and delivered lectures on the cartooning process, freedom of expression and human rights. He has also co-founded and juried several cartoon expositions in Europe that support human rights in Iran as well as other exiled cartoonists and journalists. Ramezani’s cartoons have appeared regularly on Iranian websites such as Gozaar and Khodnevis, and in European publications such as Courrier International, Siné Mensuel ARTE, Le Journaliste, Sketch Freedom International and TV5 Monde.

Ramezani has been seen on CNN, Euro News and MSNBC and has given lectures at the TEDxHague Academy and the Universal Tolerance Seminar in Norway. His first book of cartoons, “The Earth’s Visual Diary,” recounts his images since he left Iran and underscores global politics from the perspective of exile. He is a former artist-in-residence at Cité Intenationale des Artes in Paris.

For further information on this exhibition, visit online or contact Gallery Director Erin Devine at edevine@nvcc.edu. The Gallery is located on the first floor of the Arts and Sciences Building and is accessible to people with disabilities.

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