Rebel, jester, mystic, poet : contemporary Persians / Fereshteh Daftari
- Rebel, jester, mystic, poet : contemporary Persians / Fereshteh Daftari -- Artistic creativity and the art of subterfuge / Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak -- Works from the Mohammed Afkhami collection -- Artists' biographies.
- Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet' tells the story of the evolution of Iranian contemporary art by examining the work of 30 artists. This is art where the ills of internal politics remain astutely masked below a layer of ornamentation, poetry, or humor. What unites the disparate works into a coherent theme is the artists coping mechanisms, which consist of subversive critique, quiet rebellion, humor, mysticism, and poetryhence the publications title. The subtitle 'Contemporary Persians' is also a reference to a strategy of survival, this one used by Iranians in the United States during the early 2000s; at a time when Iranians were identified with hostage takers and terrorists, they adopted the identity Persians, which remained free of such associations. Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet brings together the work of a number of well-known artists, including Afruz Amighi, whose work is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and Monir Farmanfarmaian, who received a major exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in 2015, amongst many others: Shiva Ahmadi, Shirin Aliabadi, Mahmoud Bakhshi, Shadi Ghadirian, Khosrow Hassanzadeh, Shirazeh Houshiary, Farhad Moshiri, Parviz Tanavoli.
- 1911164317 (hardback)
9781926473086 (The Aga Khan Museum)
1926473086 (The Aga Khan Museum)
- "Works from the Mohammed Afkhami Collection exhibited at the Aga Khan Museum."
Published in conjunction with the title exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum February 4-June 4, 2017.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the Barbara S. Klein Libraries Collection Endowment in Art History and International Affairs; 2017
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