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Laurence Rasti in Jaipur and Colombo

Laurence Rasti was born to Iranian parents and brought up in Switzerland. She studied photography at ECAL (Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne). The cultural hybridisation of her Iranian roots mixed with her Swiss upbringing has caused her to question the habits and codes defined by these two cultures in an attempt to understand the power of gender in our societies.

Rasti will be in Jaipur at Art Book Depot to present her work There Are No Homosexuals in Iran, which is also part of the Swiss Photobook Today exhibit. She will also share her thoughts and experiences on personal work becoming a form of activism and self awareness and as an initiator of conversations.

Saturday, 24 January 2020
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Workshop Room (level 1)
Artist talk: Bandar/baat x Guftagu jari rahe
Laurence Rasti in conversation with Anshika Varma from Offset Projects
Art Book Depot, Jaipur

The artist will also be in Colombo providing at five-day photography workshop at Theertha Artist Collective, which will be followed by an open studio. Participants across Sri Lanka are encouraged to attend the workshop intended to improve the skills and the imagination of the artists who are already practicing art photography.


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