Media @ McGill

Samine Tabatabaei | Contemporary Art of Iran


My dissertation challenges the axiomatic assumption of centrality of Euro-American art history through a close study of contemporary art of the Middle East. This chapter that is in shaping by the financial aid of the Media@McGill is about the role of technology and the so-called new media by focusing its specific attention on contemporary art in Iran. This chapter will set the stage for the next chapter that answers the question of how Iranian artists response to the complexities of globalization with strength, dignity and hope. Drawing from the literature about Iranian contemporary art my investigation seeks to illuminate the ways in which the contemporary art history does not provide a sufficient ground to discuss the contemporary art from Iran.