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CafeLitt 84:Artistic theories in Iran- Clash of rapture and ideology

Fri 8 Aug 2008, 16:14, by , at Press Cafe: (Map)

Subject: Artistic theories in Iran- Clash of rapture and ideology

Presented by: Siamak Del zendeh
Date: Thursday 14 August , 19:00
Palce: Presse Cafe, 1446, Ste.Cathrine Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3G 1R3
Metro Guy-Concordia

Artistic theory in the "West" has had a controvertial role through the course of 20th century, mostly based on philosophical and psychological theories rather than on esthetiques or art practice per se. the consequence: visual and esthetique principals have been replaced by ideological manifestos and artists' statements. Whilst, during the same period art critics in Iran have been doing a lot of effort to establish and develop an artistic theory based on the dramatic dichotomy of the Modern and traditional. This talk aims to open a new discussion based on concentrating on a new reading of the history of arts in Iran. And will pay attention to the emergence of a new flourishing period of art practice in Iran today.

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