This catalogue surveys the artist's works and exhibitions, highlighting Arghavan Khosravi: The Witness at Kavi Gupta | Washington Blvd.
Arghavan Khosravi (b. 1984) is a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grantee and Walter Feldman Fellow. Arghavan Khosravi: The Witness at Kavi Gupta coincided with the artist's first career solo museum exhibition, Arghavan Khosravi at The Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH.
Khosravi’s studio practice 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.
Published by Kavi Gupta, 2023, softcover, 86 pages, 7 x 5 inches.