|Book on conceptual art hits Iranian bookstores||
TEHRAN -- The latest studies on conceptual art by Iranian scholar Alireza Sami-Azar have been published in a book.
“Conceptual Revolution”, which has been released by the Nazar Publications early last week, was unveiled during a ceremony at the Mah-e Mehr Artistic Institute on Tuesday.
The ceremony was attended by Sami-Azar and a number of artists, scholars and art fans.
The 275-page book, which is the second volume of the “History of World Contemporary Art” series, has two comprehensive chapters on conceptual art and minimal art.
“Climax and Trough of Modernism” is the first volume of the series, which was published in 2010.
“Due to the lack of resources, it is obvious that a kind of cliché view is created via the translated texts about modern art,” Sami-Azar said in a short speech during the ceremony.
He said that a translator is not able to describe all the aspects of an emerging movement in a text and this leads to some problems in understanding of the text.
The book familiarizes the readers with the challenging views of critics of the Western culture and art, he added.
Painter and critic Aidin Aghdashlu described the writing of the book as a special and historical event and said, “The book shows that we have the courage to comment on global art.”
“We can express our views about the art of the world in the form of an analytical book and this means there is a new challenge for the art community in the world,” he stated.
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