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PATRIOTISM

Patriotism definition: love for or devotion to one’s country

Do we love? What is it that we honor when the term patriotism comes to our mind?

Join Wind Challenge 1 artist Omid Shekari as we try to answer that question and take into consideration our current political environment and Shekari’s approach to his work.

Omid Shekari is an Iranian artist whose work channels the crises through an imaginative form of magic realism that blends banal events of daily life with the potential violence that lies just below the entire surface of the globe at any time in history. Shekari has been a resident at Ox-Bow, Michigan (2015), Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine (2016), and OMI International Art Center, NY (2017).

This event is free and open to the public and is presented as part of the public programming that surrounds each Wind Challenge Exhibition. The Wind Challenge Exhibition Series is generously supported by the Wind Foundation and Fleisher members.