Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians
Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians
This exhibition presents works by more than 20 artists from Iran and its diaspora, revising traditional aesthetics and probing subjects such as gender identity, war, peace, religion, and spirituality.
Asia Society
September 10, 2021 to May 08, 2022
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Exhibition details

The works on view date from 1998 to the present and are realized in a variety of mediums, from painting and sculpture to photography and video installation.

Artist list

Shiva Ahmadi, Morteza Ahmadvand, Shirin Aliabadi, Afruz Amighi, Nazgol Ansarinia, Mahmoud Bakhshi, Ali Banisadr, Alireza Dayani, Mohammed Ehsai, Monir Farmanfarmaian, Parastou Forouhar, Shadi Ghadirian, Rokni Haerizadeh, Khosrow Hassanzadeh, Shirazeh Houshiary, Y.Z. Kami, Abbas Kiarostami, Farhad Moshiri, Timo Nasseri, Shirin Neshat, Shahpour Pouyan, Hamed Sahihi, Parviz Tanavoli


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Image: Ali Banisadr. We Haven’t Landed on Earth Yet, 2012 /  photo courtesy of Mohammed Afkhami Foundation