The first and only book on one of the finest private collections of contemporary Iranian art
This sumptuous 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 at the cultural and regional front line of Middle Eastern art. Honar (meaning ‘art’ in Farsi, the language of Iran), 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.
“[a] handsome tome… The art is varied… Afkhami has clearly balanced his purchases of little-known or emerging artists with internationally renowned figures… The wider Iranian art context is explained in a hugely informative essay by Venetia Porter… [Afkhami] has certainly assisted Iranian artists in gaining a broader presence. These artists need long-term support amid a still fragile political landscape.”—Art Quarterly
“A wealth of vital pieces reflecting a vibrant country that is producing some of the world’s most insightful, impacting and aesthetically considered pieces of work… The text is an unprecedented source of enrichment for readers – for those who have read widely on the topic or those looking to find out more about a country which has often been overshadowed by media-fuelled scrutiny.”—AestheticaMagazine.com
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