Resilience Through Art: Displaced Artist Initiatives Launch
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The Displaced Artist Initiatives are designed to support artists who have had to leave their countries of origin due to extreme circumstances
Aliyeh Ataei will read from and present her work in progress, accompanied by a photo and video presentation. This will be followed by a 20-minute musical performance from the Quatuor Bleu et Or, organized by Anna Stavychenko, Artistic Director and founder of the 1991 Project. Ataei and Stavychenko will answer questions from the audience.
Aliyeh Ataei is an Afghan-Iranian author and screenwriter whose books have won major literary awards in Iran, including Mehregan-e-Adab for Best Novel. She was born in 1981 in Iran, and grew up in Darmian, a border region situated between the South Khorasan Province in Iran and the Farah province in Afghanistan. Ataei was a border dweller, with part of her family living in Iran and the other part in Afghanistan. Widely recognized as a strong adherent of women’s rights, Ataei is deeply influenced by personal accounts of growing up as a female minority in Iran, and her work takes on themes such as identity and the émigré life. She finished her high-school in Birjand and left for the capital to continue her studies at Tehran University of Art where she earned an undergraduate and a graduate degree in Screenplay Writing.
The 1991 Project is a non-profit association whose purpose is to safeguard and promote Ukrainian music, by helping Ukrainian musicians preserve their artistic skills in France and in the Western world. It is led and inspired by Anna Stavychenko, a musicologist, music critic and classical music producer. The production of concerts, cultural, and educational events gives visibility to the Ukrainian musical repertoire, in its tight connections to European cultural traditions.