Landscape, Revolution, People

Ali Kamran, Gohar Dashti, Aydin Matlabi


In Landscape, Revolution, People, the works of Gohar Dashti, Ali Kamran, and Aydin Matlabi convey emotional responses to Iran, their homeland, which has changed dramatically since the times of ancient Persia and following the Islamic Revolution. From confrontational portraits to pastoral scenes and politically charged moments: in each image the Iranian people are the main focus. It is the interrelationship between people and place that conveys a potent message about these artists: their subject is the future of Iran. Rather than rejecting their homeland, they embrace and re-imagine it as a land liberated from war and censorship.  

Curated by Koorosh Farhadpour