Published by Skira. Edited by Dina Nasser-Khadivi, Farah Rahim Ismail. Contributions by Negar Azimi, Maryam Ekhtiar, Vassilis Oikonomopoulos, Aram Moshayedi.
The first major publication devoted to the contemporary Iranian artist Farhad Moshiri, covering a span of twenty years in his career, from his earliest works to the present day. Considered an international leader in the neo-pop movement as well as one of the most prominent figures of Middle Eastern contemporary art, Farhad Moshiri became well known for his ironic interpretations of hybrids between traditional Iranian forms and those of the globalized consumerist and popular culture. Utilizing a repertoire of mediums and tools, Moshiri critically examines pertinent issues today and plays with the codes of modernism while developing a flamboyant iconography. Gathering approximately 160 works, this double volume monograph approaches his work both thematically and chronologically, and includes installation shots from past exhibitions and earlier works that have never been published before, in addition to critical essays by contributors such as Dr. Maryam Ekhtiar, Vassilis Oikonomopoulos, Negar Azimi, and Aram Moshayedi.
Maryam Ekhtiar is the associate curator in the department of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Negar Azimi is senior editor of Bidoun, an award-winning publishing, curatorial, and educational initiative. Aram Moshayedi is curator at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, previously associate curator at REDCAT.Vassilis Oikonomopoulos is Assistant Curator, Collections International Art, Tate Modern.