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By Rose Issa, Ruyin Pakbaz and Daryush Shayegan
Foreword by Carol Brown and John Hoole, Barbican Art Galleries

Published to accompany the first and biggest exhibition of contemporary Iranian art in the West, held at the Barbican Art Gallery and curated by Rose Issa in 2001. The ground-breaking exhibition and book feature forty artists from the past forty years, working twenty years before and after the 1979 Revolution. Covering painting, sculpture, video work, photography and installations, it introduces the enormous variety and high quality of Iran’s artistic output. Includes Parviz Tanavoli, Hossein Zenderoudi, Mohamed Ehsai, Monir Farmanfarmaian, Maliheh Afnan, Shirin Neshat, Shadi Ghadirian, Ghazel and Sohrab Sepehri, among many more artists who are now stars of the international scene.

Booth-Clibborn Editions, 2001
Soft cover, 144 pages, 100 illustrations
ISBN-13: 978-1-8615420-6-9

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