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The Resource Contemporary Iranian art : from the street to the studio, Talinn Grigor

Contemporary Iranian art : from the street to the studio, Talinn Grigor

Label
Contemporary Iranian art : from the street to the studio
Title
Contemporary Iranian art
Title remainder
from the street to the studio
Statement of responsibility
Talinn Grigor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The vibrant art scene in Iran today is a product of the country's tumultuous modern history. Contemporary Iranian art offers a comprehensive analysis of the art and visual culture of Iran since the 1979 revolution and the constellation of social, political, religious and cultural tensions that gave rise to it."
  • "The art world has recently witnessed a surge of interest in contemporary Iranian art, but what is the background to Iran's vibrant art scene? This is the first comprehensive book on Iranian art and visual culture since the 1979 revolution. Divided into three parts - street, studio and exile - it covers official art sponsored by the Islamic Republic, the culture of avant-garde art created in the studio and its display in galleries and museums, and the art of the Iranian diaspora within the Western art scene. Grigor argues that these different areas of artistic production cannot be fully understood independently, for it is not despite censorship and exile that we are witnessing a boom in Iranian art today, as many have argued, but because of them. Moving between subversive and daring art produced in private to propaganda art made in the public view, this book offers an artistic mirror of the socio-political turmoil that has marked Iran's recent history. The author explores the world of galleries, museums, curators and art critics alongside a discussion of artists and their work, ranging from propaganda murals and martyrdom paraphernalia to avant-garde paintings and museum interiors. Grigor raises such topics as the cross-pollination of kitsch and avant-garde, the art market, state censorship, public-private domains, the political implications of art and artistic identity in exile. Providing an astute analysis of the workings of artistic production in relation to the institutions of power in the Islamic Republic, Contemporary Iranian Art is essential reading for anyone interested in art today and in Iran's recent history." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7285
LC item number
.G75 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
Label
Contemporary Iranian art : from the street to the studio, Talinn Grigor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The street -- The studio -- The exile
Control code
859583418
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781780232706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)859583418
Label
Contemporary Iranian art : from the street to the studio, Talinn Grigor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The street -- The studio -- The exile
Control code
859583418
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781780232706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)859583418

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