Retexture; traces of tradition and contemporary concerns in collaboration
pdated: Apr 22 REYHANEH MIRJAHANI Artist-researcher In the past few years, visual art events in Iran used to take place almost entirely in gallery spaces and engaged only with their pre-existing public. The revolution of 1979 exacerbated this situation, with the censorship on art limiting the expression of many artists, including the ones with social and political concerns. Also, the sovereign has not been supportive of participatory activities in the social environment, especially those with social-political criticism – and finally, there is a lack of support from institutions inside the country. ... ..