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Description - Contemporary Iranian Art by Hamid Keshmirshekan

Complex, innovative and thought-provoking, Iranian art in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries offers fresh insight into a culture and society that have been much misunderstood in the West and elsewhere. In this new, comprehensive study, featuring 379 full-colour images, Hamid Keshmirshekan considers the dynamics at play for Iranian artists as they confront their cultural past as well as issues of contemporaneity and cultural specificity. He contends that the twentieth century in particular proved a crucial period in the art and culture of Iran; it was then that the legacies of tradition and modernism came under critical review, and artistic concerns revealed themselves as indivisible from ideological ones. Contemporary Iranian Art includes major work by acclaimed Iranian artists such as Mahmoud Bakhshi, Shadi Ghadirian, Barbad Golshiri, Marcos Grigorian, Farhad Moshiri, Shirin Neshat, Sohrab Sepehri, Mitra Tabrizian, Parviz Tanavoli and Charles Hossein Zenderoudi. Preface by Hala Khayat, Specialist in Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art, Christie's.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780863567216
ISBN-10: 0863567215
Format: Hardback
(300mm x 240mm x 30mm)
Pages: 350
Imprint: Saqi Books
Publisher: Saqi Books
Publish Date: 21-Oct-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Hamid Keshmirshekan

Hamid Keshmirshekan is an art historian, critic and Visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford and Editor-in-Chief of the bilingual quarterly, Art Tomorrow. His other works include 'Amidst Shadow and Light: Contemporary Iranian Art and Artists'.