6 - 9pm, Thursday 24th Mar
Kour Pour - New Homes, New Places
"Pour’s creative point of view disrupts simplistic notions of cultural hybridity, appropriation, and originality. New works on view at Gallery 1957 see the artist creating silkscreen prints based on imagery from illustrated texts of the Persian epic Shahnameh [The Book of Kings] by the poet Ferdowsi (977-1010 CE). Presenting the works with the text boxes redacted – a comment on the artist’s inability to speak his mother tongue and the universal limitations of language – the shape of the canvases eschew the art-historical square."
The exhibition is accompanied by a critical text by Dr. Shiva Balaghi, cultural historian at the University of California-Santa Barbara.
High St Kensington 1 Hyde Park Gate, SW7 5EW