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Vail Valley: Blurring lines between art, science and politics

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail DailyLaleh Mehran, an Iranian born artist, will discuss her photography, iart and videos in Vail Thursday night

VAIL, Colorado – Iranian artist Laleh Mehran will speak at a Vail Symposium event Thursday at the Sonnenalp in Vail.

Normally, we view the artist’s studio, the scientist’s laboratory and the politician’s office as separate and distinctive worlds. But Mehran will challenge this thinking.

Mehran, an associate professor in the electronics media arts design program at the University of Denver, will show her artwork and talk about how it incorporates science and her Iranian background.

“I has been the challenge of my work over time that it develop a language complex enough to accommodate my own highly complex relation to this contemporary tangle of science, politics and theology,” she says.

After leaving Iran, Mehran has explored dissent, exile and cultural barriers. She has a Masters in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University. Her work has been shown at the European Media Arts Festival in Osnabruck, Germany, Ponte Futura in Cortona, Italy and The Andy Warhol Museum, among others.

This program will be followed up by “Rethinking Iran” with Dr. Reza Aslan on Friday, at the Lodge at Vail.

Call Vail Symposium 970-476-0954 or sign up at

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