Arghavan Khosravi
Kavi Gupta

Arghavan Khosravi

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This catalogue features full-color illustrations of works and exhibitions by the artist.

Arghavan Khosravi (b. 1984, Shahr-e-kord, Iran) mobilizes visual art as a vehicle for cultural transformation. Her recent works investigate the aesthetics of ancient Persian miniature paintings, which were originally used to illustrate folkloric texts. The landscapes of Persian miniatures are flattened, eliminating any sense of depth or perspective. Typically, the only women they portray have a subservient or secondary role, lacking agency and social significance. Khosravi’s paintings take a conscious look at how the value system transmitted by that iconography continues to shape Iranian gender politics today.

Arghavan Khosravi is a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grantee and Walter Feldman Fellow. Her recent solo exhibitions include Arghavan Khosravi at The Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH, and Arghavan Khosravi: The Witness at Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL. Her work has also been exhibited in the 59th Venice Biennale; Museum of Contemporary Art, Yinchuan, China; Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL; Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI; and Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA, among others.

 Published by Kavi Gupta, 2022, softcover, 96 pages, 7 x 5 inches.

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