The current installment in the Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery, titled Cultural Conversations by Setareh Ghoreishi, offers a variety of art forms to viewers.
When you first walk in, you are greeted by a television in which a two parts of a conversation take turns on the screen. On the floor directly underneath the television screen there is a dining mat with cushions. In front of each of the four seats there are trays with McDonald’s-esque fry boxes, burger boxes, and drink cups. Each piece of the dining set containing a different message such as “Be with your family!” and “Don’t be in a rush!” On either side of the dining set there are large walls with proverbs in Arabic and English. Some reading “Birds of a feather flock together,” “Spring can not be made by one flower” and “All’s well that ends well.”
This current art installation highlights the overlapping of two different cultures, the Iran culture that Ghoreishi originates from and the American culture she came into. It will be in the art gallery until Friday, May 3.