Join us for an open house featuring music, poetry, and conversation with Iranian-American interdisciplinary artist Taravat Talepasand to celebrate the opening of the new exhibition طراوت | TARAVAT. Enjoy a poetry reading by writer Shabnam Piryaei and A Cup of Tea interactive performance by artist Badri Valian, before Talepasand leads a tour of the exhibition at 4pm. Engage with artist Sholeh Asgary’s Audio Archive Booth to record stories, reflections, experiences, hopes, dreams, pasts, and futures of the Iranian diaspora. Visit YBCA’s Grand Lobby to add your voice to the archive. Light bites and chai tea from Komaaj catering will be offered in celebration of Mother’s Day, along with a cash bar. Stop by anytime to experience the artwork, meet the artist, and connect with community.

Talepasand’s new exhibition طراوت | TARAVAT grapples with the difficult legacy of women’s freedoms and Muslim identity. Featuring a dynamic mix of paintings, drawings, collage, video, and neon sculpture, the exhibition references the visual conventions of Pop art, propaganda, and appropriations.

Check back soon for more public programming that highlights the voices, struggles, and personal stories of artists in the Bay Area—and across the globe—who are carrying the torch of the Woman, Life, Freedom movement.