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Contemporary Iranian Photography: Five Perspectives

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Published: 2017
Page #: vi + 98
Size: 8 x 10
ISBN: 978-1568593135
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Contemporary Iranian Photography edited by Abbas Daneshvari offers five essays with interpretive comments on the photography of post-1980s Iran, including the emerging style and concepts of the field. The authors note that this art has shown unprecedented innovative, sophisticated approaches in the face of historic barriers to authentic expression, such as conflicts and contrasts within Iranian culture, religion, and government. Although some of the approaches are intricate and philosophically subtle, they yield their complex metanarrative under Daneshvari’s deft hand to reveal underlying themes of “gender, identity, Truth, historical values, and current social polemics.”

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Abbas Daneshvari

Professor Abbas Daneshvari is the former Chair of the Department of Art and a Professor of Art History at California State University, Los Angeles. His publications cover various aspects of Islamic art's iconography as attested by his books "Animal Symbolism in Warqa wa Gulshah" (Oxford University Press), "Medieval Tomb Towers of Iran" (Mazda Publishers), "Of Serpents and Dragons in Islamic Art: An Iconographical Study" (Mazda Publishers) and many articles on the iconography of Islamic art. Professor Daneshvari is the editor of "Essays in Islamic Art and Architecture in Honor of Katharina Otto Dorn" (Undena Publications) and the editor of volumes 17 and 18 of Arthur Upham Pope's magnum opus, "A Survey of Persian Art" (Mazda Publishers). He is also the author of a forthcoming book on contemporary Iranian art.

Introduction

1. Abbas Daneshvari
The Aleatory Nature of Being: The Art of Mohammad Ghazali

2. Deanna Kashani
Exhibiting the City: Site Specificity in the Photographs of Negar Farajani’s Tehran Monoxide Project

3. Hamid Keshmirshekan
Showcasing Contemporary Iranian Photo-Based Art: A Critical Account

4. Andrea Fitzpatrick
The Female Voice in the Art of Newsha Tavakolian, Shirin Neshat and Parastou Ahadi

5. Staci Gem Scheiwiller
Performing the Past: Historical Performativity in the Photographs of Shadafarin Ghadirian, Afshan Ketabchi and Arman Stepanian

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