Iran Unbowed

Iran Unbowed

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Conceived to coincide with the 2009 Frieze Art Fair, and in response to the popularity of Iranian art on the international stage, Candlestar, in collaboration with Hyatt Regency London, staged an exhibition of artwork by Iranian artists in the hotel lobby.

In line with Frieze Art Fair’s focus on today’s most exciting contemporary art, Iran Unbowed presented contemporary artists from one of the world’s most vibrant young art scenes. The exhibition featured a mixture of established Iranian artists, including Abbas Kiarostami, Parviz Tanavoli and Farideh Lashai; major young talents such as Pooya Aryanpour and Darioush Gharazad as well as two artists whose work has never previously been seen outside Iran.


Banner image: Farideh Lashai, Untitiled, 2008, Oil and Crayon on Canvas (detail)