Shahpour Pouyan in Art Radar

Rebecca Close, Art Radar, December 12, 2017

Rebecca Close reviews Shahpour Pouyan's latest solo at Lawrie Shabibi titled My Place is the Placeless, which examines “Neo-Baroque” sculpture, genealogy and DNA.


"Referencing Foucualt’s seminal work The Archeology of Knowledge (1969), Pouyan asserts his current exhibition project as “an experiment in an archeology of the self”. For Pouyan, there is a constant negotiation of multiple material cultures, narratives and performances at play in the emergence of individual identity, whereby some are disappeared, some are recovered, some are forgotten, some are celebrated and others are erased entirely."