Contemporary Bay Area Art Featured at Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Exhibition 'Once at Present'

Friday, May 17, 2019
Photo of Shirin Khalatbari's ceramic installation Naught at Minnesota Street Project
Shirin Khalatbari. Naught. 2019. Slip cast ceramics. Dimensions variable. Photo by Kevn B. Chen/courtesy of Minnesota Street Project.

ART PRACTICAL (SAN FRANCISCO) -- Memory, both personal and collective, exists on a threshold: belonging neither fully to the past nor the present, it occupies its own unique in-between space. Once at Present: Contemporary Art of Bay Area Iranian Diaspora at Minnesota Street Project, sponsored by the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies at San Francisco State University, revels in this space as a site of cultural production.

Through the act of remembering, the works in “Once at Present” give shape, form and sound to the unseen traces of diasporic life.