Shahpour Pouyan at the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

Pouyan participates in a group exhibition entitled Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, that showcases the many identities of today’s Iranians through 27 works selected from the private collection of Iranian-British financier and art collector Mohammed Afkhami.


Opening on 4 February, the exhibition features the work of 23 Contemporary artists who have used power, humour, mysticism, and poetry to both openly and subversively critique subjects such as gender, politics, war, religion, and spirituality. Whether in Iran or in the diaspora, the artists’ narratives have been informed by conditions triggered by the 1979 Revolution and by the pressures in the larger world. 


On view are two works by Pouyan including his series of domes Unthinkable Thought (2014) and Projectile 11 (2015).


The exhibition continues until 4 June, 2017. Read more.

January 17, 2017