VisArts Exhibition - Maryam Khaleghiyazdi: Living in Between

September 7 – October 16

Concourse Gallery

“Living in Between” is an interactive, multimedia piece which contains four individual pieces. These pieces narrate my life as the result of living between two countries, which are Iran and the United States. The first three pieces are about changing the appearance of American objects. These objects are pickle jars, pizza boxes, and lottery tickets. I have picked these objects from my daily life to show how I see these objects as an immigrant. In these three pieces I am narrating my life as an immigrant to convey the concepts of development, loneliness, and vulnerability. The fourth piece which is an animation narrates how I interact with my shadow that symbolizes my old and new thoughts as the result of living between two cultures. I am working on the concept of living in between because the United States is a diverse community, willing to accept different people from different cultures, but since the 2017 immigration executive order, our life has been changed a lot. This phenomenon made me reconsider the concept of home and my identity. Since, in the United States, people need to live in harmony with immigrants they should know about their life and the challenges they face.

Friday, October 7 at 12:00pm to 8:00pm

More dates through October 16, 2022

VisArts, Concourse Gallery
155 Gibbs Street Rockville, MD 20850


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