exhibitions/events

SCREENING / VIRTUAL PREMIERE: Fight for Good (2021)

The film premiere at the Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State College, on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 7:00 PM.

The Premiere was followed by a discussion Panel live-streamed on Burchfield Penney’s Facebook page. This was the first event in over a year in Burchfield since Covid. The event began with a greeting video message received from the NYS Assemblywoman, Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes; the Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino was also in attendance.

See more at: https://buffalodocumentaryproject.com/fight-for-good/

on-air: WBBZ TV will air Fight For Good on  Channel 67.1 on Sunday, Apr 25, 10:30am & 7:30pm, and May 27, 12:30pm.

news on Buffalo Rising: Buffalo Documentary Project to Virtually Premiere ‘Fight For Good’

Interview with the filmmakers: The Making of Fight for Good

 


Featured in Buffalo Rising for the release of WORK (2020)

The full documentary is officially released and now available for the public to watch for free on BDP’s website.

WORK is a 56-minute film that documents the process of recording the first full-length album of Wooden Cities, a Buffalo-based contemporary music collective. In addition to interviews and footage of the process, the film includes a 20-min animation, The Price of Oil, to one of the musical pieces, using stop-motion technique, and curating from around 8,000 still images. See the news at Buffalo Rising.

#experimental_documentary #experimental_music #experimental_animation


Free Screening of WORK: October 23rd to 30th with UB Arts Collaboratory’s Spring 2020 Program

https://www.ubartscollaboratory.com/work


WORK (2020): Official Selection in Buffalo International Film Festival 2020

WORK is an experimental documentary film (directed by Mani Mehrvarz, animation by Maryam Muliaee) that documents Wooden Cities in recording their newest album with the same title. WORK has been officially selected for the competition and screening at Buffalo International Film Festival 2020. This year, BIFF is being presented in a socially distanced, cinematically connected, virtual-first format, showcasing more than 100 films, shorts, and episodic series from 20 countries, with over 100 film delegates from across the globe participating. BIFF (est. 2006) champions regional, national, and international films that push the limits of independent cinema – presenting quality films from around the world to WNY residents and visitors. BIFF, a proud supporter of local filmmaking and the arts, is committed to amplifying diverse voices and exhibiting cutting-edge programming in narrative, documentary and experimental film.

 

 


The Price of Oil (2019): Official Selection in Mexico City Independent Film Festival 2020!

 


OPENING of ONLINE EXHIBITION: Embodied Landscape

Embodied Landscape is a multimedia art project (by Maryam Muliaee and Naila Ansari) that consists of a film, a VR/360° view experience, and an interactive website. Check it out now! The works now on view at UB Arts Collaboratory Website

 


 Announcement: The release of the inaugural issue of MAST Journal: “Mapping Media Studies”!

MAST is an open-access and peer-reviewed journal with a focus on Media Art Study and Theory. The inaugural issue is edited by Maryam Muliaee and Mani Mehrvarz, titled “Mapping Media Studies”. Download the issue for free here: https://www.mast-journal.org/


It is out: Embodied Landscape

Originally planned as part of the Arts Collaboratory 2020 spring season of interdisciplinary programming, Embodied Landscape has been reframed by Maryam Muliaee and Naila Ansari as a virtual experience and now as an online exhibition. A collaborative multimedia production, the project is a reflection on one of Buffalo’s iconic architecture which has been lost….

Watch a video from behind the scene:

 

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Upcoming Online Exhibition: Embodied Landscape

Opening: May 15, 2020


The Price of Oil (2019): Winner of the 4th Annual International Experimental Film Festival “The Unforeseen”!

The Price of Oil (2019) was announced as the winner of the 4th Annual International Experimental Film Festival “The Unforeseen” in Belgrade, Serbia. Thanks to CZKD team and the jury members: Manja Ristić, Ivana Rajić, and Luka Beslagic.

Jury’s Comment: “With an extremely important and present political message, the film, through the dramatization archaeology of media, shows us the deep roots of neoliberal exploitation. The composition of the film equally emphasizes the poetical-typographic, musical, graphic-animation treatment of the structure, in comprehensively successful experimentation with form.”


The Price of Oil (2019): Winner of the jury’s “Mention” Award in the ninth edition of FIVA, the International Video Art Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina!


The Price of Oil (2019): Official Selection in the 4th International Experimental Film Festival in Belgrade: “The Unforeseen”

The Price of Oil (2019) has been officially selected in Belgrade’s 4th International Experimental Film Festival “The Unforeseen”. The festival takes place at CZKD (The Center for Cultural Decontamination) in Belgrade, Serbia. After the screening, film scholar and critic Luka Bešlagić (FMK) gives a lecture (Nov 23rd, 2019) on what is experimental in film today, and what can be considered an experiment followed by the second half of the competition program.


The Price of Oil (2019): Official Selection and screening in FIVA 9 International Video Festival in Buenos Aires!

The Price of Oil (2019) celebrates its World Premiere this month (12-13 Dec, 2019) at the FIVA 9 International Video Festival in The General San Martín Cultural Centre in beautiful Buenos Aires, Argentina. Juries include: Maria Pallier, Gustavo Romano and Jose-Calos Mariategui.


Exhibition Opening: In This House
Public Opening: Albright-Knox Northland, Friday, January 17, 2020, 5 pm –  7 pm

Please join us for a free public opening for Domestic Thresholds, an exhibition by Heather Hart, Edra Soto, and Rodney Taylor. This exhibition features projects that explore how people build connections to others both inside and outside the walls of those structures we call home. During the opening, dancer Naila Ansari, media artists Mani Mehrvarz and Maryam Muliaee, and musician Curtis Lovell will present a collaborative, multimedia art project that will use new media, performance, and live dance to transform the static physical space of the exhibition into a dynamic interactive environment. The audience is invited to experience the work by watching the filmed performance on their mobile phones in the exhibition space.


Art in the Open

Center For The Arts, Oct 24, 2019, 5 pm – 9 pm


Announcing MAST: The Journal of Media Art Study and Theory

Founding editors: Maryam Muliaee and Mani Mehrvarz. The Journal is published with NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) at the University of Buffalo, SUNY. https://www.mast-journal.org/

MAST Journal


World Premiere: LIVE YOUR ART

This poetic 20-min documentary (directed by Mani Mehrvarz) takes you to the spaces where art is made, showing how Buffalo-based female artists from different disciplines create their works. The featured artists include Naila Ansari, Maryam Muliaee, Pam Glick, and Julia Anne Cordani. Watch the film for free: https://www.liveyourart.org/


World Premiere: LIVE YOUR ART

Official premiere: Sep 15, 2019, 12 – 2 pm, at Center For The Arts, UB. Attendance is free for the public.

Maryam Muliaee

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Featured in UB Arts Collaboratory film series: LIVE YOUR ART

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Exhibition opening: MEDIA-AS-THINGS

Opening: April 2019, 7-9 pm. El Museo Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Media-as-things exhibition, Maryam Muliaee


Exhibition opening: MAKE.MEDIA.MATTER

Opening: Nov 1, 2018, 5 pm. UB ART Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Make Media Matter exhibition, Maryam Muliaee

watch the teaser here:


presenting at SUBSTANTIAL MOTION RESEARCH NETWORK WORKSHOP

Squeaky Wheel Media Center, Buffalo, New York (Feb 2019)

SMRN workshop, Maryam Muliaee


World Premiere: Asher (2018)

The official premiere of Asher at Cinema 123 midtown NYC, (July 2018)

Asher is a 45-min documentary directed & edited by Mani Mehrvarz (art director & animator: Maryam Muliaee). The premiere will be opened by Dr. Candice Williams’s talk at 6:00 pm and will be followed by Q&A after the screening.

Asher documentary, screening, Maryam Muliaee

 


Presenting at CTB Conference 2018

26th Annual Crossing the Boundaries Conference: [pl.]: Exploring the Multiple, 16 – 17 March 2018 / Binghamton University

 


Asher (2018)

selected for screening at Buffalo International Film Festival, (Oct 2018)

Sunday, Oct 7 2018, 9:00 PM
HALLWALLS Contemporary Art Center


Recycled Tehran (2016): Official Selection in 4th CIFF FESTIVAL, Ithaca, New York

The selected films will be screened at the theater of Schwartz Center for Performing Arts from Apr 14th to 15th (2017)

 

4th CIFF FESTIVAL screening, Maryam Muliaee


UB ART and MEDIA OPEN STUDIOS

Opening: 6 pm – 9 pm at Center For The Arts, Department of Media Study, UB (Nov 2017)

ART AND MEDIA OPEN STUDIO, Maryam Muliaee


Exhibition opening: NIE JA / NOT I

The works will on view through March 13 – 25, at Dzyga Galleri, Lwow, Ukraine (2015)

NIE JA / NOT I exhibition, Maryam Muliaee


Exhibition opening: Borders: Transmission & Transmutation (Granice: Transmisje i Transmutacje)

The works will on view through Jan – Feb (2016), at Galeria EL, Elblag, Poland

Granice exhibition, Maryam Muliaee

Granice exhibition, Maryam Muliaee


Exhibition opening: THE LIMITS OF ART

The works will on view through October (2014), at MWBA Contemporary Art Gallery, Leszno, Poland

The Limits Of Art exhibition, Maryam Muliaee


The Limits Of Art exhibition, Maryam Muliaee


Exhibition opening: NIE JA / NOT I

The works will on view through Aug – Sep (2014), at BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice, Poland.

Not I / Nie Ja exhibition, Maryam Muliaee


Exhibition opening: DEPARTURE-ARRIVAL

The works will on view through June (2014), at Galeria Aula, UAP, Poznan, Poland.

DEPARTURE-ARRIVAL exhibition, Maryam Muliaee

DEPARTURE-ARRIVAL exhibition, Maryam Muliaee


Exhibition opening: BROTKATZE – Collaborations IV

The works will on view through May 2013, at Galerie Kunststück, Berlin.

BROTKATZE exhibition, Maryam Muliaee


Exhibition opening: MINIMALISM AS A CRIME SCENE

The works will on view through Mar – Apr (2014) at Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznan, Poland.

MINIMALISM AS A CRIME SCENE exhibition, Maryam Muliaee


Opening for the premiere: LUTOSLAWSKI Memorial Project

The premiere will be held at Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznan, Poland (June 2013 & Aug 2013)

LUTOSLAWSKI project, Maryam Muliaee


Exhibition opening: HOTEL INSOMNIA

The works will on view through May 2013, at Hotel Bazar, Poznan, Poland.

HOTEL INSOMNIA exhibition, Maryam Muliaee


Exhibition opening: ETERNAL RETURN

solo exhibition, Rotunda Gallery, UAP, Poznan (Feb 2013)

ETERNAL RETURN exhibition, Maryam Muliaee


Exhibition opening: UNEXPOSED

The works will on view through Nov – Dec (2012) at TOUR & TAXIS, Bruxelles.

UNEXPOSED is an exhibition of 40 young Iranian female artists whose works selected among 400 candidates. These creations were never exposed before, and this also justifies the title of the exhibition: UNEXPOSED. The exhibition gives to these young women artists the opportunity to demonstrate their work in Brussels, Athens, Warsaw and Tehran. The exhibition is curated by Fery Malek–Madani (art historian) and organized by Art Cantara. The opening was prefaced by the Minister of the French Community of Belgium at Brussels, and the exhibition was followed by two major conferences:

28 Nov 2012 – “L’Art Moderne en Iran, de son émergence à aujourd’hui”

15 Dec 2012 – “Les opportunités ou les défis d’être femme et artiste dans l’Iran d’aujourd’hui”

In Athens, the exhibition will be accompanied by parallel events (films, conferences, open conversations), and afterward, it will travel to Warsaw to be on view through April-May 2013.


Exhibition opening: UNEXPOSED

exhibition at Cacoyannis Foundation, Athènes (Feb – Mar 2013)


Exhibition opening: UNEXPOSED

exhibition at The National Museum of Ethnography, Warsaw (Apr – June 2013)

UNEXPOSED exhibition, Maryam Muliaee

UNEXPOSED exhibition, Maryam Muliaee


Exhibition opening: UNEXPOSED

exhibition at ELAHE Gallery, Tehran (June – July 2013)

UNEXPOSED exhibition, Maryam Muliaee