Shahpour Pouyan

Artist Talk

June 8, 2016 / 18:30

On Wednesday, June 8, artist Shahpour Pouyan will give a talk. Presented in conjunction to the Jameel Prize 4 exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London in partnership with Art Jameel, and in collaboration with the Pera Museum.

About Shahpour Pouyan
Shahpour Pouyan works with different media, including ceramic and metal. The decorative nature of his work is inspired by traditional Islamic art, but the unclear function of the object allows interpretation of the object from different perspectives. His series of ceramics The Unthinkable Thought (2014) shows different forms of domes – architectural structures long used as expressions of power. Pouyan uses traditional Islamic pottery techniques to make his models of a variety of domes from Europe and the Middle East. Some are detailed, scaled-down reproductions of specific buildings such as the Pantheon in Rome; others are simpler, almost typological, and draw on Iran’s rich architectural history, one example being the turquoise dome of Isfahan’s famous Mosque of the Shah (now Masjed-e Emam). Pouyan lives and works between Tehran, Iran and New York, USA.

Free of admissions, drop in.
The talk will be in English with simultaneous translation to Turkish.

In partnership with

Temporary Exhibition

Jameel Prize 4

Jameel Prize 4 exhibition in Istanbul organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London in partnership with Art Jameel, and in collaboration with the Pera Museum.

Jameel Prize 4

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