Published by Phaidon, Honar The Afkhami Collection of Modern and Contemporary Iranian Art, is the first and only book on one of the finest private collections of contemporary Iranian art. The volume features almost 250 contemporary artworks and a selection of medieval and early modern Islamic art - the heralded collection of Mohammed Afkhami, a prominent player in the cultural and regional front line of Middle Eastern art. Honar (Art), includes works ranging from the disturbingly subversive to exquisitely inclusive, exhibiting the pain of exile, the querying of ideology, and the artistic insistence on personal independence.
Honar features several works by Farhad Ahrarnia, including Stony Silence of an Archaeologist (2014-15), The Flesh of Words [Gogoosh] (2008), The Dig no. 5 (2011) and The Dig no.6 (2011) alongside works by Shahpour Pouyan, including Projectile 11 (2015) and Unthinkable Thought (2014).
Size: 354 x 260 mm (14 x 10 1/4 in)
Pages: 280 pp
Illustrations: 260 illustrations
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