The Embassy of Argentina will present two shows from artist Paloma Marquez from La Rioja, curated by Lorena Mercado. “Distances and Proximities,” is a selection of acrylic paintings on canvas about a character that singularly represents the being we all carry inside us. And the other show is an interactive electronic art installation named “Petrolumen” based on the concept that riverbeds are prehistoric and a constant source of movement. The Embassy of Argentina is located at 1600 New Hampshire Avenue NW.
IA&A at Hillyer will be showing artists Josh Berer (6:15) and Patricia Daher (6:45), who will lead gallery talks about their respective works on view at Hillyer during the month of March 2023. Both artists are IMPART grantees from the Qatar America Institute of Culture (QAIC), a partner organization designed to cultivate expression and cultural dialogue throughout the United States, Qatar and the larger Arab and Islamic worlds. IA&A at Hillyer is Dupont Circle’s largest art gallery located in a former carriage house, located at 9 Hillyer Court, NW. To learn more about IA&A at Hillyer, visit www.athillyer.org.
Laiik and the Slow Down Market are showing American-Iranian artist & jewelry designer Nasim Maleki. Discover her works depicting the metamorphosis of women in the culture, history, and art of Iran. Born in Iran and residing in Washington, DC, Nasim’s art is deeply rooted in her homeland and particularly in its women. Her work delves into the complexity, courage, and strength of Iranian women throughout history and her dreams for their future – one of hope, freedom, equality, and empowerment. Drinks and Persian sweets will be served. Laiik and the Slow Down Market are located at 1710 Connecticut Avenue NW.
The Middle East Institute (MEI) Arts and Culture Center and Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) are pleased to host the exhibition Perceptible Rhythms/Alternative Temporalities exploring the impact of conflict, urbanization and the climate crisis on environments in the Middle East. Curated by Maya El Khalil, the exhibit features twelve artists from the Middle East and South Asia who use multimedia, installation, photography, drawing and painting to explore ways to live in harmony with the planet by reconnecting with past cultural histories, remembering extinct plant species, and imagining alternative ways for humankind to attune to nature. MEI Art Gallery is located at 1763 N Street NW. Visit www.mei.edu for more.