Mahmoud Bakhshi in ‘Recalling the Future: post-revolutionary Iranian art’ at The Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London

January 12, 2014

Post 1979 Iranian revolution artworks by 29 Iranian artists, many exhibiting in the UK for the first time, will be on display at The Brunei Gallery at SOAS, University of London from 16 January to 22 March 2014. Recalling The Future challenges assumptions about ‘Iranian’art. As Iranian artists in the 1960s and 70s increasingly combined signifiers of their local, national identity with formal approaches fit for the increasing modernity of their environment, this exhibition demonstrates artwork that radically shakes up the basic conception of the country’s modern canon.

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