Book review: Different Sames

Contemporary Iranian artists reflect the complexities of this ancient land

Iran has a rich artistic and cultural narrative fused with a turbulent political history past and present. It is therefore not surprising that contemporary Iranian artists are eager to form their own visual language.

Thanks to recent exhibitions held in London, New York and the UAE, an array of publications and a thriving market for Iranian art, contemporary artists in and outside of the country are gaining much exposure.

‘Different Sames: New Perspectives in Contemporary Iranian Art’, edited by Hossein Amirsadeghi, is a comprehensive documentation of the movement, past and present.

Read the full book report we wrote for Wallpaper*.

‘Different Sames: New Perspectives in Contemporary Iranian Art’ is published by Thames & Hudson and TransGlobe Publishing. Order a copy here.

Nargess Shahmanesh Banks

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