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Satisfaction Not Guaranteed by Nooshin Hakim Javadi

There will be a closing reception and artist talk on July 10th, times will be announced soon!

Exhibition Runs: June 12 - July 11, 2021

In Satisfaction Not Guaranteed, Nooshin Hakim Javadi re-contextualizes games of strategy and chance, inviting viewers to enact global conflicts in the form of seesaws, darts, and Tic-Tac-Toe. By reimagining popular games as political objects, the work creates visual metaphors for how conquest, in a variety of forms, often masks itself as liberation. Nooshin Hakim Javadi works at the intersection of sculpture, installation, and performance. As an Iranian now living in the United States, Javadi’s practice investigates the material culture of conflict, displacement, and transition, by delving into how these experiences are internalized by the body.

Soo Visual Arts Center has exhibited over 2500 under-represented artists since opening our doors in 2001. As a leader in discovering new talent and with a strong focus on emerging artists from the state of Minnesota, SooVAC offers year-round exhibition and community programming.


Founded by visual artist Suzy Greenberg in 2001, our non-profit 501 (c)3 art space is based on the founder’s relationship with art—one that views the artistic as vital to personal and community health and vision.



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