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An exhibition by Mani Mehrvarz and Maryam Muliaee
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Media-as-things: Mani Mehrvarz, Maryam Muliaee

April 5–20, 2019

Media-as-things is an exhibition and a manifesto about media, memory, and materiality by Mani Mehrvarz and Maryam Muliaee. The concept forms the basis of their current research and practice as PhD candidates in the University at Buffalo’s Department of Media Study.

Presented in this exhibition are recent media artworks that continue a line of thought about the materiality or “thingness” of media objects. For Mehrvarz and Muliaee, the condition of failure becomes a starting point: “Through failure, the object of media becomes a thing…. In encountering with media-as-things, we are affected by the intensities of machines that are suddenly amplified through failure.”

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opening reception
First Friday, April 5, 7–9pm

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FAB Forum 2: African American Cultural Center

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 3–5pm

350 Masten Ave

Please join us for this second public event with Frontline Arts Buffalo!

FAB Forums is a series of community conversations examining the past, present, and future of frontline arts institutions in our city. We invite you to join us in conversation on the following questions:

  • What is the role and purpose of frontline arts organizations in our communities?
  • How has your life been shaped by what we do?
  • What is the value of our work?
  • How can we bring about a more vibrant, equitable, and sustainable future?

Do you have memorabilia from a FAB institution that is special to you? Or simply a great story to tell? Come share it with us at FAB Forums! There will opportunities to document your items and record your stories at each event.

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