Back to news Nazgol Ansarinia Nazgol Ansarinia at AGA KHAN Museum, Canada

4 February 2017 - 4 June 2017


AGA KHAN Museum, Canada
Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians
4 February - 4 June 2017

Nazgol Ansarinia will be part of a group exhibition at AGA KHAN Museum in Canada. The exhibition includes contemporary Iranian artists that have used power, humour, mysticism, and poetry to both openly and subversively critique subjects such as gender, politics, war, religion, and spirituality. Whether in Iran or in the diaspora, the artists’ narratives have been informed by conditions triggered by the 1979 Revolution and by the pressures in the larger world. While some of the works in Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians reflect the socio-political tensions of the past twenty-five years, others transcend them to create all-embracing spaces free of strife. Mostly iconic, the twenty-seven works by twenty-three artists are conceptualized in a variety of mediums, from painting and sculpture to photography and video installation