Curated by Reya Sehgal
On view February 27 - May 7, 2017
Opening Reception: March 22, 7-9PM
In Not Going Anywhere, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh brings street art indoors with wheatpasted portraits of American artists and activists. Directly challenging the xenophobic and misogynistic rhetoric now dominating American discourse, Fazlalizadeh and her of color subjects assert that they are not going anywhere. In her text, Fazlalizadeh references her own black and Iranian identity and makes space for othered bodies—be they black, queer, multilingual, Muslim, disabled, or indigenous—in a more polyvocal America. Fazlalizadeh’s portraits are based on photographs and interviews with people around the country. Listen to the voices of Not Going Anywhere’s subjects on the iPads in the hallway.
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is an illustrator, muralist, and painter who uses street art as a tool for tackling social issues. Her project Stop Telling Women to Smile—a poster-based campaign to end street harassment—has been wheatpasted on city streets in Brooklyn, Chicago, Atlanta, Paris, and Mexico City. Fazlalizadeh’s work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn; Butler Gallery, Miami; Mills College Art Museum, Oakland; Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit; Leeway Foundation, Philadelphia; and the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, New York. Commissions include BET, The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Fusion, and Coney Art Walls. Fazlalizadeh’s work can also be seen in Book of Jezebel by Anna Holmes and Art for Obama: Designing Manifest Hope and the Campaign for Change, edited by Shepard Fairey and Jennifer Gross. Fazlalizadeh was born in Oklahoma and lives and works in Brooklyn.
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