Shahpour Pouyan (CRF 2016) has a solo exhibition titled 249 kilometers by 68 meters up at Galerie Nathalie Obadia in Paris. The show opened on May 17th and will be on view until July 16th, 2022.
“One of the most celebrated Iranian artists of his generation, Shahpour Pouyan fashions an oeuvre that unpacks historical sites, offering a critical perspective learned in Persian culture and the contemporary political climate. The exhibition homes in on the ways in which the artist envisions architecture as a beacon of power, that wields both positive and nefarious influences… Architecture has long represented a true aesthetic shock for Shahpour Pouyan who recalls it was the catalyst Iranian artists funneled their creativity into, at a time when art making was tightly controlled and sculpture making was forbidden by Islamic theology. Inspired by the ways in which Iranian culture found its artistic expression through architecture, Pouyan has dedicated much of his practice to developing a vocabulary of forms created through a conflation of Western and Iranian constructions.”
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