Azadeh Moaveni: Rebel with a Hermès Scarf, 9 September 2021
Show More The Empress and I: How an Ancient Empire Rejected and Rediscovered Modern Art by Donna Stein.
Skira, 277 pp., £38, March, 978 88 572 4434 1Show More
Epic Iran V&A, until 12 September 2021Show More
“... curators claim, ‘Iranian culture, even beyond fine art, travels well.’ They cite the films of Asghar Farhadi and the popularity of Persian food. ‘Travelling well’ is another way of saying that Iranian culture wields soft power. In Iran Modern Pahlavi staked her claim explicitly, claiming to be ‘testament to the influence of soft power to change ...”