Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians shines light on the thriving contemporary arts scene of Iran. Many Iranian artists have lived abroad and are forging their own identities, yet are still linked to their homeland. This book, from Black Dog Publishing, captures the work of 23 artists living inside and outside of their country and, as such, highlights one of the most important collections of contemporary Iranian art today. The pieces beautifully reproduced in this book confront topical issues such as gender, politics, and religion through quiet rebellion, humour, mysticism, and poetry.
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