Rui Oliveira Lopes. Book Reviews: Contemporary Iranian Art: From the Street to the Studio by Talinn Grigor
Since the late 1980s, the contemporary art world has extended beyond the fringes of ‘Western art’ and moved towards the exploration of new geographies, recognizing artistic practice in regions that have been ignored by art historians, critics and curators alike. One of the art scenes that has witnessed a surge of interest in recent years is that of Iran and the Persian Gulf. Iranian modern and contemporary visual culture is vibrant, aesthetically diverse and technically dynamic, and a reflection of the turbulent socio-cultural and political atmosphere, which became the core of Iranian artistic practice.