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Different Sames
New Perspectives in Contemporary Iranian Art

Editor: Hossein Amirsadeghi
Hardback, 29 x 25 cm, 304 pp.
586 colour illustrations

Long considered a bastion of creativity in the region, Iran is currently experiencing a remarkable artistic revival in the middle of the most challenging of environments. Iranian artists – whether based inside or outside the country – are creating remarkable works that reflect their country’s social and political environment, while incorporating their own personal worldviews and those of their adopted homelands. Seen together, these works form a new and exciting movement that can only gain in importance in the coming years.

Different Sames: New Perspectives in Contemporary Iranian Art captures the brilliance and creative energy of this new wave. Packed with stunning images, it is a lively compendium of thought-provoking essays and profiles of the leading artists, including Parviz Tanavoli, Monir Farmanfarmaian, Shirin Neshat, Y. Z. Kami, Mitra Tabrizian, Ali Banisadr and Tala Madani. Exclusive interviews with the key artists, collectors and curators offer fascinating new insights into the creative process, while three supporting texts by Anthony Downey, Mark Irving and Hamid Keshmirshekan offer valuable context.

Hossein Amirsadeghi is a writer, publisher and documentary filmmaker. He has written and edited several books on Arab and Iranian culture, including Peerless Images: Persian Painting and its Sources and New Vision.

Anthony Downey is the Programme Director of the MA course in Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London.

Mark Irving is a writer and Associate Lecturer in Visual Culture and Theory at Central St Martins College of Art and Design and a regular contributor to several newspapers and art magazines.

Hamid Keshmirshekan studied at Tehran University and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and is currently a Visiting Associate at the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford.


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