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Nazgol Ansarinia

Nazgol Ansarinia on Tehran | The Guardian: Artists and their Cities

June 2016

Nazgol Ansarinia talk to the Guardian about Tehran and the inspiration on her work. The Tehran municipality’s ‘bureau of beautification’ has painted hundreds of murals across the city, showing blue skies and idealised countryside images – even as the capital bulldozes its traditional buildings. Award-winning artist Nazgol Ansarinia takes us into modern Tehran to show how her work responds to this irony, and to the layers of memory at risk.