On Cecil Rhodes, “Post-Revolutionary Iran” and “Post-Apartheid South Africa”: A Talk with Sepideh Mehraban

On Art and Aesthetics

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South Africa-based Iranian artist Sepideh Mehraban recently curated “Cape to Tehran” at Gallery MOMO (Cape Town/Johannesburg), an expertly realised exhibition dedicated to the traumatic legacies of post-Apartheid South Africa and post-Revolutionary Iran, as felt on a personal level.

Born in Tehran, Sepideh obtained her BA (2009) and MA (2011) from Alzahra University in her hometown. In 2012, she was awarded a postgraduate diploma at the Michaelis School of Fine Art (Cape Town) after which she completed a second master’s degree with distinction there. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Stellenbosch and has also worked as a lecturer and set designer.

As an artist, Sepideh deals with memory and landscape. In her academic work, as well as personal projects, there is a sensitivity towards recent history in Iran, which she incorporates and explores through text, figurative works and…

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