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last weekend to check out negus with my brother @y last weekend to check out negus with my brother @yasiinbey @brooklynmuseum
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photo: @kolinmendez
zorro in action on set @showtime @sho_billions sli zorro in action on set @showtime @sho_billions slicing up azimuth replica after being licensed to use for season 4
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#alaebtekar #azimuth
Thank you @slavsandtatars for this gift and welcom Thank you @slavsandtatars for this gift and welcome to Stanford University as this year’s Art, Social Space and Public Discourse artists-in-residence
Revisiting work from 2002, series in response to t Revisiting work from 2002, series in response to the war waged by the US in the Gulf after 9/11. In light of recent events, hoping for a more peaceful 2020. 
#endendlesswars
MSNBC anchor @arimelber and @yasiinbey standing wi MSNBC anchor @arimelber and @yasiinbey standing with my work at Negus @brooklynmuseum. Up now through end of January
celebrating yalda, the longest night of the year w celebrating yalda, the longest night of the year with a series of night exposures, left from dusk till dawn on this past solstice
Now on view @thethirdlinedxb Now on view @thethirdlinedxb
On view now at @mcevoyarts “what is an edition, On view now at @mcevoyarts “what is an edition, anyway?”
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Credit to my father for giving me my first introduction to what an edition could be. As a young child I remember helping assemble pamphlets with my dad on our old apt living room floor on 51st st and Broadway throughout the 1980’s. We’d take them to different locations, but a regular was at the foot of Sather Gate in Berkeley. Some of the same materials we folded and tabled are now being explored in a new edition of Thirty-six Views of the Moon currently on view @mcevoyarts. Grateful for this early art education and diy publishing intro.
Opening tonight at @agakhanmuseum. ‘The Moon: A Opening tonight at @agakhanmuseum. ‘The Moon: A Voyage Through Time’, on view thru August 18. Many thanks to Christiane Gruber and Ulrike Al-Khamis for curating a wonderful celebration of this luminous sphere in the sky. And the many contributors to the exhibition catalogue including Elizabeth Rauh’s notable essay on Science Fiction in Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art.
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Coelestis (after Hafez)
Gold, ink, watercolor and print on book* pages mounted on canvas
33 x 47.5 in. 
2012
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*book: Divan of Hafiz, lithograph printed book in Lahore, 1867
On view now ‘The Sheltering Sky’ with a cast o On view now ‘The Sheltering Sky’ with a cast of wonderful folks curated by Selene Foster @paloaltoartcenter
Old work finding new contexts. Painting of mine fr Old work finding new contexts. Painting of mine from 2007 on the cover of amoo SOTE’s new vinyl release. Thank you @ata_ebtekar for this gift and incredible sounds
One of Thirty-six Views of the Moon. Moonlight exp One of Thirty-six Views of the Moon. Moonlight exposure on a page from the Divan of Hafez.
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The small man
Builds cages for everyone
He
Knows.
While the sage,
Who has to duck his head
When the moon is low,
Keeps dropping keys all night long
For the
Beautiful
Rowdy
Prisoners.
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#Hafiz #moon
space exploration and astronomy courses, tehran space exploration and astronomy courses, tehran
On view now thru December 27. Safina / سفینه On view now thru December 27. Safina / سفینه @thethirdlinedxb
last work framed for my upcoming solo show safina last work framed for my upcoming solo show safina opening next week @thethirdlinedxb thanks to #BrianIsobe
Opening tonight in San Francisco @southernexposure Opening tonight in San Francisco @southernexposuresf ‘Thekla’ alongside artists Mark Baugh-Sasaki, Lisa K. Blatt, Yetunde Olagbaju, Marvin K. White, Elia Vargas, and curated by Lauren Marie Taylor
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#alaebtekar
cosmic architecture. completed in 1629, isfahan cosmic architecture. completed in 1629, isfahan