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Fictionville: Rokni Haerizadeh (Hardcover)

Film Photography

New Brunswick, NJ 08901



ITEM#: 15385682

Vali Mahlouji is a London-based independent curator, writer, translator, and designer. Christopher Lord is a writer currently based in Accra, Ghana. He worked in the Middle East from 2008 to 2012 as a journalist and editor, focusing on contemporary art from Iran and the Arab world.
A large-format, lavishly illustrated monograph on one of Iran’s most internationally renowned contemporary artists. Rokni Haerizadeh is a painter known for his compositions that weave together ancient fables and literary figures, contemporary film and political history. In the series Fictionville, he violates and perverts photographic media images depicting human suffering into an anthropomorphic Orwellian world of fairy tales: humorous, grotesque, satirical, bitter. The title is derived from the 1968 Iranian play Shahr-e Ghesseh. The suffocation that social and political powers can inflict is recounted through the renowned tale of an elephant forced to redefine his identity in order to conform to a new community.


ISBN 9788857217086
Genre ART / Individual Artists / Monographs
Format Hardcover
Pages 280
Publisher Date 2014-06-17 00:00:00.0
Publisher Skira
Language English
Subtitle Rokni Haerizadeh
Audience General/trade
Authors Mahlouji, Vali
Country of Origin United States
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